RMIT ‘Open Bite’ auction

Above: Hannah Caprice, The Dry Salvages, 2017, etching and aquatint,  56 x 38 cm, 5/10 Below: Dan Zhou, Caosu-Mountain Inn, 2017, collotype print on Japanese paper, 24.8 x 18.6 cm, 2/5

Georgia Steele reports on the annual fundraiser for RMIT print imaging and photography.

What: RMIT Print Auction

When: 17 August, 6pm-10pm

Where: Location: Building 49 level 2 RMIT, 67 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000


Print Imaging Practice—Open Bite fundraiser

The popular annual RMIT print auction for graduate printmaking and photography students is here again. Each year students, staff and alumni donate work for the Open Bite print auction, and the funds raised go towards funding the graduate exhibition for third year print imaging practice students.

The live auction is an exciting event for students as well as the printmaking and photography community in Melbourne. Visitors can bid on quality art work at a fraction of gallery prices. There is a selection of both emerging and established artists’ work available, including that of RMIT staff such as Richard Harding, Andrew Gunnell and Richard Dott. Work will span mediums, including digital, collage, etching and screenprinting. Among the alumni exhibiting is Kyoko Imazu who graduated in 2007 in printmaking and who is well-known for her etchings, artist books and ceramics. The auction is generally seen as a great chance to acquire work from young artists before they become better established.

This event, accessible with a gold-coin donation, is the chief fundraising event of the year.


Viewing: 6-7pm

First-round auction: 7-8:30pm

Second-round Auction: 9-10pm