WA Indigenous Art Awards Finalists Chosen

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, have announced the 16 finalists who will each be invited to place a body of work into competition for a share in prizes totalling $65,000.

Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000; and the People's Choice Award of $5,000. The $50,000 award winner and $10,000 recipient will be announced at the opening event on 12 August 2011.

The 16 artists selected to exhibit - with State and tribal affiliation - are:
  • Jan Billycan WA Yulparija
  • Michael Cook QLD Bidjara
  • Timothy Cook NT Tiwi
  • Angkaliya Curtis SA Pitjantjatjara
  • Gunybi Ganambarr NT Ngaymil
  • Angelina George NT Yugul Mangi
  • Gary Lee ACT Larrakia/Karajarri/Wadaman
  • Danie Mellor ACT Mamu/Ngagen/Ngajan
  • Patrick Mung Mung WA Gija
  • Trevor Nickolls SA Ngarrindjeri
  • Lena Nyadbi WA Gija
  • Tiger Palpatja SA Pitjantjatjara
  • Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul QLD Kayardild
  • Reko Gwaybilla Rennie VIC Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi
  • Nyilyari Tjapangati NT Pintupi
  • Nyapanyapa Yunupingu NT Gumatj
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