Finalists announced for NSW Aboriginal Art Prize
Paintings, sculptures, digital photographs, film reels, ceramics and woven baskets are among some of the diverse mediums in the 2015 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize.
The 33 finalist works present an eclectic exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal arts and cultural practice, on display at the Parliament from Monday 28 September to Monday 2 November 2015.
The Prize celebrates and recognises the high standard of art produced by Aboriginal artists within NSW.
This year’s finalists are competing for the coveted $40,000 main cash prize, as well as the opportunity to undertake a residency with UNSW Art & Design.
The exhibition presents a mix of works, chosen by judges Stephen Gilchrist, Julie Gough and Liza-Mare Syron. Some explore traditional methods and themes from the natural world, while others use more contemporary materials and mediums to pose questions about identity, culture and politics.
There is a mix of established, mid-career and early career artists including Adam Hill, Warwick Keen, Darren Bell, Nicole Monks, Nyree Reynolds and Leanne Tobin. Joining them are a number of first time entrants including the Bankstown Koori Elders Group.
The exhibition will be on display in the Fountain Court of Parliament House from Monday 28 September to Monday 2 November 2015. Entry is free, and doors are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
The winner will be announced at the Parliament on Wednesday 14 October.
Published: 17 September 2015