The Tom Malone Prize was initiated in 2003 by Benefactor of the Foundation of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Elizabeth Malone.
It is an acquisitive prize intended to promote the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of glass made in Australia.
The prize of $12,000 is awarded to the winning artist, while their winning work becomes part of the State Art Collection at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
The winner of the 2015 Tom Malone Prize is...
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 Tom Malone Prize for contemporary glass artists is Cobi Cockburn for the work Close to white.
These bi-annual awards (annual until 2011), and association exhibition of exceptional art, celebrate the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.
Founded in 2008, to showcase the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia, these national awards provide one of the richest Indigenous art prizes in the country. Entry is 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.
Western Australian Indigenous Art Award 2015