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Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards
13 August 2011 - 19 December 2011
The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia.
The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.
These national awards, now in their fourth year, are open to all adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists currently living in Australia, working in any theme or media, including (but not restricted to) painting on bark, canvas and paper, prints, sculpture, fibre art, ceramics, glass, photography, and digital media.
These Awards are comprised of a group exhibition of outstanding art and three non-acquisitive awards:
• Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000 (national)
• Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000 (for a Western Australian artist)
• People’s Choice Award of $5,000 (most votes from the public)
The 16 artists selected to exhibit in the
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011 are:
|Angelina George||NT||Yugul Mangi|
|Patrick Mung Mung||WA||Gija|
|Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul||QLD||Kayardild|
|Reko Gwaybilla Rennie||VIC||Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi|
The recipient of the richest Indigenous art award in Australia, the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000 is Gunybi Ganambarr
Click here to view more works by Gunybi Ganambarr.
The recipient of the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000 is Jan Billycan.
Click here to view more works Jan Billycan.
The winner of the People's Choice Award of $5,000 is Michael Cook.
Congratulations to Timothy Cook.
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|The Western Australian Indigenous Art Award is accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue.|
For more information about the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards please contact the Awards Curator on + 61 8 9492 6635 or email: IndigenousArtAward@artgallery.wa.gov.au
The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards and exhibition are supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.
Last reviewed 24 November 2011