Call for Papers

IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints

Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University

27-30 September, 2011

The conference addresses practitioners, writers, critics, artists, theorists, and others working in the broad fields of print-related research. It aims to provide a platform in which practitioners and researchers can engage in a mutually productive exchange. Media identified by the conference will include but not be limited to: Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Drawing, The Artist’s Book, Text, Animation, Film and Digital Media, Jewellery and Metalsmith, Glass, Ceramic and Textile.

Monash University invites artists, curators, print studios, writers, academics, collectors, students and industry to participate in IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints.  We are calling for:

  • Papers and Themed Panels
  • Individual and Group Exhibitions
  • Academic Poster Presentations
  • Open Portfolios
  • Demonstrations and Workshops
  • Master Classes (to be conducted in collaboration with the Print Council of Australia throughout regional Victoria)

All papers will be double-blind refereed and published in due course.

For information on the conference theme and topics, please refer to the website

Contact Laura A. Taylor, Project Manager IMPACT 7, Tel: +61 3 9903 4034, Fax: +61 3 9903 2759, E-mail:

Keynote Speakers (for more detail visit )

Brook Andrew – Brook Andrew is a conceptually driven artist who challenges cultural and historical perception, using installation, text and image to comment on local and global issues regarding race, consumerism and history.

Professor Paul Coldwell –  Paul Coldwell is Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, a position he has held since 2001. As an artist, his practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations.

Professor Johanna Drucker –  Johanna Drucker is the inaugural Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies. She has written and lectured widely on topics related to the history of the book, with special emphasis on artists’ books, typography, experimental poetry, and contemporary art.

John Loane – Australian print maker.

Mike Parr – For more than thirty years, Mike Parr has been engaged in possibly the most concentrated and ambitious program in contemporary Australian visual art – the Self Portrait Project.

Professor Teal Triggs –  Teal Triggs is Professor of Graphic Design, University of the Arts London. She is co-Director of the research unit for Information Environments (i.e.) and Course Director for MRes Information Environments and MA Design Writing Criticism, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

Trent Walter –  Trent Walter is a Melbourne based printmaker and writer. In 2009, he established Negative Press, a fine art custom printmaking workshop focussing on etching and silkscreen techniques.

Abstract Deadline: Friday 30 July 2010

Notification of Acceptance: September 2010

Paper Deadline: Friday 31 December 2010