The 2023 APW Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship was awarded to Melbourne based artist John Young AM.
John Young was born in Hong Kong in 1956 and moved to Australia in 1967. He has had more than 80 solo exhibitions, and four survey exhibitions including Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria and Drill Hall Gallery, ACT. His works have been shown in major exhibitions both in Australia and abroad, including at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and collected by the M+ Museum, Hong Kong. He has devoted a large part of his four-decade career towards regional development in Asia and has represented Australia in many travelling exhibitions in Northeast and Southeast Asia. Young has frequent solo exhibitions nationwide, and exhibits regularly in Berlin, Shanghai and Hong Kong
Working in collaboration with APW Printers, John created a series of 11 intaglio and lithographs during his APW Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship project. Each work was printed in an edition of 20 + proofs.
John's suite of original prints were based on a diary of Jong Ah Siug, housed in the collection of the State Library of Victoria. The diary is a unique account of life on the Victorian Goldfields, and Jong’s incarceration in gaol and finally in an asylum. John also produced 3 large intaglio and photolithographs.
John worked with APW Printers from March - August 2023. The body of prints will be launched at APW Gallery in October 2023.