Hedland Art Award

Saturday, 9 October 2010

The 2010 Hedland Art Award winners were announced recently. The award is open until 9 October and showcases the diverse creativity of artists from the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid-West and Gascoyne.

The 2010 Hedland Art Awards opened on Friday, September 11 with crowds of around 600 attending the opening night at the Courthouse Gallery to celebrate the creative talents of artists from across the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid West and Gascoyne regions. It has a combined prize money of $40000.

The Hedland Art Awards are sponsored by principal partner BHP Billiton Iron Ore and a host of other generous local sponsors.

The opening night was followed by the traditional Saturday morning Artists' Breakfast hosted by HARTZ and the judges walk-through which gave judges Larry Mitchell, Kathy Donnelly and Tim Acker the opportunity to shed light on their decisions and offer feedback to artists featured in the Awards.

Indigenous art advocate Tim Acker then held a talk on Indigenous artwork discussing origins and stories behind artworks and the best practice for investing in Aboriginal art.



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