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Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, is a Saturday 13 August 2011 - Monday 19 December 2011

The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.

These national awards, now in their fourth year, are 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. These Awards are comprised of a group exhibition of outstanding art and

These national awards, now in their fourth year, are 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. These Awards are comprised of a group exhibition of outstanding art and

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Brian Robinson is the winner of The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards  People’s Choice Award of $5,000.Image Cred...
15/01/2014

Brian Robinson is the winner of The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards People’s Choice Award of $5,000.

Image Credit:
Brian Robinson
…and meanwhile back on earth the blooms continue to flourish 2013
wood, plastic, steel, synthetic polymer paint, feathers, plant fibre and shell
200.0 x 350.0 x 50.0cm
Artwork courtesy of the artist and Mossenson Galleries
© the artist, courtesy of Mossenson Galleries

Introducing Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now, the Art Gallery of Western Australia's exciting new major visual...
12/11/2013
Desert River Sea

Introducing Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now, the Art Gallery of Western Australia's exciting new major visual arts initiative working in collaboration with artists, and art-making communities of the Kimberley region in the north of WA. Please like and share the Desert River Sea page to follow this exciting 6-year project.

Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now is an Indigenous arts initiative by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in partnership with Rio Tinto

Great video by NITV, showcasing the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards including interviews with Brian Robinson an...
28/08/2013
Winner of the West Australian Indigenous Art prize announced

Great video by NITV, showcasing the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards including interviews with Brian Robinson and Churchill Cann.

The winners of the West Australian Indigenous Art Awards were announced last night in Perth. A contemporary North Queensland artist took home the top prize of the evening against over 137 nominations from all the country. A broad field of traditional and contemporary artists were on hand for the ric...

23/08/2013

The Indigenous Art Awards artists talks will go ahead as planned tomorrow morning. Entry will be via the James Street entrance, opposite the WA Museum. Gallery staff will be at the main entrance to direct visitors. Our exhibition galleries will, however, remain closed due to a power outage.

WAIAA 2013 Artist Morning Tea
22/08/2013

WAIAA 2013 Artist Morning Tea

Churchill Cann- Warnmun Artists
04/06/2013

Churchill Cann- Warnmun Artists

Introducing Wintjiya Napaltjarri from Kintore. Image courtesy of Papunya Tula Artists
29/04/2013

Introducing Wintjiya Napaltjarri from Kintore. Image courtesy of Papunya Tula Artists

Keep your eyes posted on this space! New artists and moments shared every week!
18/04/2013

Keep your eyes posted on this space! New artists and moments shared every week!

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of the achievements of Australia’s Indigenous artists. It recognises the contribution artists make to Australia socially, economically and culturally. The model employed in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is truly unique to Australia, with artists working closely with curatorial staff to select a body of works that best represents their art practices over the past two years. Clotilde Bullen, Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, has been all over the country selecting works for the Awards in conjunction with the selected artists. This album communicates pictures and moments that Clotilde has shared with some of the 16 selected finalists; all from incredibly different areas of Australia.

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of the achievements of Australia’s...
18/04/2013

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of the achievements of Australia’s Indigenous artists. It recognises the contribution artists make to Australia socially, economically and culturally. The model employed in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is truly unique to Australia, with artists working closely with curatorial staff to select a body of works that best represents their art practices over the past two years. Clotilde Bullen, Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, has been all over the country selecting works for the Awards in conjunction with the selected artists. This album communicates pictures and moments that Clotilde has shared with some of the 16 selected finalists; all from incredibly different areas of Australia.

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013 judges deliberating. The judges are Clotilde Bullen, John Barret-Lenna...
14/02/2013

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013 judges deliberating. The judges are Clotilde Bullen, John Barret-Lennard and Hetti Perkins.

The sixteen finalists for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013 have been announced. The artists who have be...
14/02/2013
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The sixteen finalists for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013 have been announced. The artists who have been invited to participate in the awards exhibition have the opportunity to share in $65,000 in prizes. Exhibition opens 23 August 2013.

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia.

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As Middlesex University reopens one of its collections online only, Rebecca Atkinson asks: is it still a museum?

11/04/2012

*WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS 2013*

In 2011 the Minister for Culture and the Arts, the Honorable John Day announced that the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards would continue. The event however, would become a biennial event and would next be presented at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2013.

The date for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013 is yet to be confirmed, however nominations will open for this prestigious award in early 2013.

If you would like to register your interest in receiving a nomination package for the Awards, please send an email advising the Gallery of your name, current email address and best contact number to [email protected].

Many thanks,
Art Gallery of Western Australia

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards's cover photo
19/03/2012

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards's cover photo

Congratulations to Michael Cook on being awarded the People's choice Award in this year's Western Australian Indigenous ...
24/11/2011
The Art Gallery of Western Australia Website

Congratulations to Michael Cook on being awarded the People's choice Award in this year's Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards. Come into the Art Gallery of Western Australia to see Michael's work alongside the work of 15 other finalists featured in the Awards exhibition this year.

Exhibition open until December 19th 2011.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is home to the State Art Collection which includes works by Indigenous, Australian and International Artists. The Gallery is open every day except Tuesday, with free admission to most exhibitions.

We have just acquired works by Jan Billycan and Gunybi Ganambarr, both of which are on display in Western Australian Ind...
10/11/2011
The Art Gallery of Western Australia Website

We have just acquired works by Jan Billycan and Gunybi Ganambarr, both of which are on display in Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is home to the State Art Collection which includes works by Indigenous, Australian and International Artists. The Gallery is open every day except Tuesday, with free admission to most exhibitions.

As part of the Commonwealth Festival Perth 2011, Gallery Central will have their very own Art Market showcasing work fro...
26/10/2011
Gallery Central - Central Institute of Technology's Gallery – 12 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge Pert

As part of the Commonwealth Festival Perth 2011, Gallery Central will have their very own Art Market showcasing work from emerging Indigenous artists. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy works direct from the art centers. Friday 28 & Sunday 29, Perth Cultural Centre.

24 Oct – 12 Nov Revealed is a showcase of emerging Aboriginal art and artists from across WA. The exhibition of more than 50 artists will be held in from 24 October to 12 November 2011. Revealed 2011 catalogue available for free download Catalogue REVEALED 2011-low. The highlight will be ...

20/10/2011

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is part of the Commonwealth Festival Perth 2011 and to celebrate the exhibition will remain open until 8pm on Wed 26 & Thurs 27th and til 9pm on Fri 28th. Hope to see everyone there!

09/09/2011
Gunybi Ganambarr

Gunybi Ganambarr talks about his work which received the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award prize of $50,000

08/09/2011
Judge's Perspective - Howard Morphy

Online footage of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011 Public Program Weekend

Howard Morphy from the Australian National University talks about Gunybi Ganambarr and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

08/09/2011
Judge's Perspective - Tina Baum

Online footage of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011 Public Program Weekend

Tina Baum from the National Gallery of Australia talks about Lena Nyadbi, kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Nyilyari Tjapangati and Tiger Palpatja

Opening event on August 12, 2011
16/08/2011

Opening event on August 12, 2011

Opening event on August 12, 2011
15/08/2011

Opening event on August 12, 2011

14/08/2011

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011 has been a great success. The weekend has seen a wonderful celebration, great talks and performances by artists, curators, judges and art centre coordinators. Don't forget to vote for your favourite artists as the People's Choice Award will be decided by you!

Congratulations to Gunybi Ganambarr, recipient of Australia's richest Indigenous art prize and Jan Billycan, the success...
12/08/2011
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Congratulations to Gunybi Ganambarr, recipient of Australia's richest Indigenous art prize and Jan Billycan, the successful recipient of the Western Australian Award.

The Western Australian Art Gallery is home to the State Art Collection including works by Indigenous, Australian and International Artists. The Perth gallery is open daily, with free admission to most exhibitions.

12/08/2011

We are all getting very excited here at the Art Gallery of Western Australia - In just a few hours we will announce the recipients of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award ($50,000) and the Western Australian Artist Award ($10,000).

Get a taste of some of the wonderful art you can see at this year's WA Indigenous Art Awards exhibition, opening next we...
05/08/2011

Get a taste of some of the wonderful art you can see at this year's WA Indigenous Art Awards exhibition, opening next weekend. The winner of the overall award and the WA Artist award will be announced on Friday night.

And don't forget to "like" and share the page we've set up especially for this years Awards.

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.

A selection of works by our 16 finalists can be viewed in this album.

Check out this selection of works that will be on display in the exhibition. Exhibition opens Saturday 13 August
04/08/2011

Check out this selection of works that will be on display in the exhibition. Exhibition opens Saturday 13 August

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.

A selection of works by our 16 finalists can be viewed in this album.

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