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Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2015

4 July - 12 October 2015

Eunice Yunurupa Porter is the recipient of the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000.

Born in Wirrkural, WA and lives and works in Warakurna, WA.

Eunice is a senior Ngaanyatjarra woman.

Eunice Yunurupa Porter

Eunice Yunurupa Porter is the recipient of the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000. This prize is awarded for the exceptional achievements of a Western Australian Indigenous artist.

The panel commented

Eunice Yunurupa Porter’s body of work documents contemporary history for her own community, including first contact with non-Indigenous Australians that remain within the senior members’ living memory. Her works also depict community life within a changing environment. For instance, one of the Award winning paintings talks of the ongoing mining activity on her community’s Country and how that affects their way of life. It is a pertinent Western Australian story that has been told in a highly lyrical and evocative manner. Found objects add texture to her paintings, which quirkily play with scale.

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Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Mission times truck 2014

Eunice Yunurupa Porter
Mission times truck 2014
synthetic polymer paint and recycled tin on plywood
60 x 80 cm
Courtesy the artist and Warakurna Artists
© the artist, courtesy Warakurna Artists

 
Riding camels - Warburton Mission times
Eunice Yunurupa Porter
Riding camels – Warburton Mission times 2014
synthetic polymer paint and recycled tin on plywood
60 x 80 cm
Courtesy Nick and Ozlem Wallwork
© the artist, courtesy Warakurna Artists
 
Collecting the wood in winter
Eunice Yunurupa Porter
Collecting the wood in winter 2014
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
76.2 x 76.2 cm
Courtesy the artist and Warakurna Artists
© the artist, courtesy Warakurna Artists

 

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