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Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards


People's Choice Award

Voting for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards has now closed. The People's Choice Award of $5,000 will be awarded to the artist who receives the highest number of votes from members of the public, with the winner to be announced soon.

Don’t forget you can still see the exhibition until 15 November. You can view a sample of their work in the online gallery below.


Online Gallery

  • Tony Albert

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    Optimism 3 2008 edition 2/5
    chromogenic print
    80 x 80 cm (image)
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image reproduced courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

    Optimism 3 2008 edition 2/5
  • Tony Albert

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    Optimism 5 2008 edition 2/5
    chromogenic print
    80 x 80 cm (image)
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image reproduced courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

    Optimism 5 2008 edition 2/5
  • Tony Albert

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    Optimism 10 2008 edition 2/5
    chromogenic print
    80 x 80 cm (image)
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image reproduced courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

    Optimism 10 2008 edition 2/5
  • Lorraine Connelly-Northey

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    Waradgerie Winnowers′ 2009
    corrugated iron, tin, mesh, rabbit-proof fencing wire, barbed wire and an assortment of fencing wires
    770 x 327 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image © Lorraine Connelly-Northey

    Waradgerie Winnowers’ 2009
  • Lorraine Connelly-Northey

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    Waradgerie Winnowers′ 2009 (detail)
    corrugated iron, tin, mesh, rabbit-proof fencing wire, barbed wire and an assortment of fencing wires
    770 x 327 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image © Lorraine Connelly-Northey

    Waradgerie Winnowers’ 2009 (detail)
  • Lorraine Connelly-Northey

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    Waradgerie Winnowers′ 2009 (detail)
    corrugated iron, tin, mesh, rabbit-proof fencing wire, barbed wire and an assortment of fencing wires
    770 x 327 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image © Lorraine Connelly-Northey

    Waradgerie Winnowers’ 2009 (detail)
  • Timothy Cook

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    Kulama 2008
    ochre on canvas
    180 x 120 cm
    Artwork courtesy the Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Perth
    Image © the artist, courtesy of Jilamara Arts and Crafts and Seva Frangos Art

    Kulama 2008
  • Timothy Cook

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    Kulama 2008
    ochre on canvas
    119.5 x 179.5 cm
    Artwork courtesy Private Collection
    Image © the artist, courtesy of Jilamara Arts and Crafts and Seva Frangos Art

    Kulama 2008
  • Timothy Cook

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    Kulama 2008
    ochre on canvas
    120 x 90 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist, Jilamara Arts and Crafts in association with Seva Frangos
    Image © the artist, courtesy of Jilamara Arts and Crafts and Seva Frangos Art

    Kulama 2008
  • Nici Cumpston

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    Campsite, Nookamka Lake I 2008
    archival print on canvas, hand coloured with watercolour and pencil
    75 x 205 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image reproduced courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

    Campsite, Nookamka Lake I 2008
  • Nici Cumpston

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    Ringbarked II, Nookamka Lake 2009
    archival print on canvas, hand coloured with watercolour and pencil
    75 x 205 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image reproduced courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

    Ringbarked II, Nookamka Lake 2009
  • Nici Cumpston

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    Campsite, Nookamka Lake IV 2009
    archival print on canvas, hand coloured with watercolour and pencil
    75 x 205 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist
    Image reproduced courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

    Campsite, Nookamka Lake IV 2009
  • Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi

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    Banumbirr - Morning Star poles 2007/2008
    ochre on wood with bush string and feathers
    varying dimensions
    Artworks courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne and Ricci Swart
    Image © Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

    Banumbirr - Morning Star poles 2007/2008
  • Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi

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    Banumbirr - Morning Star poles 2007/2008 (detail)
    ochre on wood with bush string and feathers
    varying dimensions
    Artworks courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne and Ricci Swart
    Image © Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

    Banumbirr - Morning Star poles 2007/2008 (detail)
  • Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi

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    Morning Star pole 2007 (detail)
    ochre on wood with bush string and feathers
    149 cm
    Artwork courtesy Ricci Swart
    Image © Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, courtesy Elcho Island Arts and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
    Photo: Simon Anderson photography

    Morning Star pole 2007 (detail)
  • Ricardo Idagi

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    Malo mask 2008
    turtle shell, cowrie shells, mussel shells, feathers, raffia, wicker, saimi saimi seeds, human hair and ochre
    157 x 120 x 70 cm
    Artwork courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
    Image © Ricardo Idagi, courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

    Malo mask 2008
  • Ricardo Idagi

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    Baizam Tirig (sharks teeth) 2008
    feathers, mussel shell, goa nuts, bamboo, cane and raffia
    86 x 30 x 36 cm
    Artwork courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
    Image © Ricardo Idagi, courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

    Baizam Tirig (sharks teeth) 2008
  • Ricardo Idagi

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    Giri giri le (Bird of Paradise man) 2008
    turtle shell, cowrie shells, mussel shells, raffia, wicker cane and saimi saimi seeds
    92 x 75 x 17 cm
    Artwork courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
    Image © Ricardo Idagi, courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

    Giri giri le (Bird of Paradise man) 2008
  • Brian McKinnon

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    Life 2008
    acrylic and foam on canvas
    152 x 91 cm
    Artwork courtesy Mossenson Galleries
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mossenson Galleries

    Life 2008
  • Brian McKinnon

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    Crisis what Crisis 2008
    acrylic and foam on canvas
    152 x 91 cm
    Artwork courtesy Mossenson Galleries
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mossenson Galleries

    Crisis what Crisis 2008
  • Brian McKinnon

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    Intervention and Other Stuff 2009
    acrylic and foam on canvas
    152 x 91 cm
    Artwork courtesy Mossenson Galleries
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mossenson Galleries

    Intervention and Other Stuff 2009
  • Doreen Reid Nakamarra

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    Untitled 2008
    acrylic on Belgian linen
    150.5 x 183 cm
    Artwork courtesy Cross Cultural Art Exchange (CCAE)
    Image © the artist, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency 2009

    Untitled 2008
  • Doreen Reid Nakamarra

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    Untitled 2007
    acrylic on Belgian linen
    121 x 121 cm
    Artwork courtesy Neville Bird and Jane Kingston
    Image © the artist, licenced by Aboriginal Artists Agency, 2009

    Untitled 2007
  • Doreen Reid Nakamarra

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    Untitled 2007
    acrylic on Belgian linen
    153 x 183 cm
    Artwork courtesy The Lepley Collection
    Image © the artist, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency 2009

    Untitled 2007
  • Yinarupa Nangala

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    Untitled 2008
    acrylic on Belgian linen
    153 x 122 cm
    Artwork courtesy Neville Pantazis care of Cross Cultural Art Exchange (CCAE)
    Image © the artist, licenced by Aboriginal Artists Agency, 2009

    Untitled 2008
  • Yinarupa Nangala

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    Untitled 2007
    acrylic on Belgian linen
    152.5 x 121 cm
    Artwork courtesy Barry and Helen Fitzgerald
    Image © the artist, licenced by Aboriginal Artists Agency, 2009

    Untitled 2007
  • Yinarupa Nangala

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    Untitled 2008
    acrylic on Belgian linen
    244 x 183.5 cm
    Artwork courtesy Arthur Roe Collection, Melbourne
    Image © the artist, licenced by Aboriginal Artists Agency, 2009

    Untitled 2008
  • Dennis Nona

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    Byerb Ibaik 2009 edition of 12
    white brass, black and white pearl shell, giddi giddi seeds and fibre
    16 x 15 x 24 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist and The Australian Art Print Network
    Image © the artist and The Australian Art Print Network

    Byerb Ibaik 2009 edition of 12
  • Dennis Nona

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    Kisai Mari Patan 2008 edition 7/45
    etching on Hahnemühle paper
    104 x 69 cm (image)
    120 x 80 cm (sheet)
    Artwork courtesy the artist and The Australian Art Print Network
    Image © the artist and The Australian Art Print Network

    Kisai Mari Patan 2008 edition 7/45
  • Dennis Nona

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    Maman 2008 edition 6/45
    etching on Hahnemühle paper
    38 x 99 cm (image)
    80 x 120 cm (sheet)
    Artwork courtesy the artist and The Australian Art Print Network
    Image © the artist and The Australian Art Print Network

    Maman 2008 edition 6/45
  • Tiger Palpatja

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    Wanampi Tjukurpa 2009
    acrylic on linen
    197 x 151.5 cm
    Artwork courtesy Private Collection, Canberra
    Image © the artist, courtesy Tjala Arts

    Wanampi Tjukurpa 2009
  • Tiger Palpatja

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    Wanampi Tjukurpa 2008
    acrylic on linen
    152 x 121.5 cm
    Artwork courtesy Aboriginal & Pacific Art
    Image © the artist, courtesy Tjala Arts

    Wanampi Tjukurpa 2008
  • Tiger Palpatja

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    Wanampi Tjukurpa 2008
    acrylic on linen
    121 x 121 cm
    Artwork courtesy Private Collection, Sydney
    Image © the artist, courtesy Tjala Arts

    Wanampi Tjukurpa 2008
  • Christopher Pease

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    Balga Resin 2008
    Balga resin on canvas
    175 x 280 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist and Goddard de Fiddes Gallery
    Image © the artist, courtesy of Goddard de Fiddes Gallery
    Photo: Tony Nathan

    Balga Resin 2008
  • Christopher Pease

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    King George Sound 2008/2009
    oil and Balga resin on canvas
    102 x 291 cm
    Artwork courtesy the Nelson family
    Image © the artist, courtesy of Goddard de Fiddes Gallery
    Photo: Tony Nathan

    King George Sound 2008/2009
  • Christopher Pease

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    Law of Refraction 2008/2009
    oil on canvas
    123 x 214 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist and Goddard de Fiddes Gallery
    Image © the artist, courtesy of Goddard de Fiddes Gallery
    Photo: Robert Frith

    Law of Refraction 2008/2009
  • Shane Pickett

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    Morning cold and the waterhole cool 2008
    acrylic on linen
    183 x 153 cm
    Artwork courtesy Mossenson Galleries
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mossenson Galleries

    Morning cold and the waterhole cool 2008
  • Shane Pickett

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    Medicine grounds that become ready during Bunuroo 2008
    acrylic on linen
    183 x 153 cm
    Artwork courtesy Mossenson Galleries
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mossenson Galleries

    Medicine grounds that become ready during Bunuroo 2008
  • Shane Pickett

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    Calling the clouds and the rain through songs 2008
    acrylic on linen
    199 x 290.7 cm
    Artwork courtesy Mossenson Galleries
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mossenson Galleries

    Calling the clouds and the rain through songs 2008
  • Wakartu Cory Surprise

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    Kurtal Jiwari 2009
    acrylic on canvas
    119.5 x 119 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist, Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing

    Kurtal Jiwari 2009
  • Wakartu Cory Surprise

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    Warla 2008
    acrylic on canvas
    119.2 x 119.2 cm
    Artwork courtesy Collection of James and Jacqui Erskine
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing

    Warla 2008
  • Wakartu Cory Surprise

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    Warlata Jiwari 2009
    acrylic on canvas
    119.6 x 120 cm
    Artwork courtesy the artist, Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing
    Image © the artist, courtesy Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing

    Warlata Jiwari 2009
  • Daniel Walbidi

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    Kirriwirri 2007
    acrylic on canvas
    90.8 x 91.0 cm
    Artwork courtesy of Short St. Gallery
    Image © the artist and Short St. Gallery

    Kirriwirri 2007
  • Daniel Walbidi

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    Kirriwirri 2008
    acrylic on canvas
    69.5 x 89.8 cm
    Artwork courtesy the Hassall Collection, Sydney
    Image © the artist and Short St. Gallery

    Kirriwirri 2008
  • Daniel Walbidi

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    Kirriwirri 2008
    acrylic on canvas
    152.5 x 101.7 cm
    Artwork courtesy Private Collection
    Image © the artist and Short St. Gallery

    Kirriwirri 2008
  • Spinifex Arts Project (Women′s Collaborative)

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    Anne Hogan
    Tjawar 2007
    acrylic on Belgian linen
    128.5 x 125.5 cm
    Artwork courtesy Japingka Gallery
    Image © the artist, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project

    Tjawar 2007
  • Spinifex Arts Project (Women′s Collaborative)

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    Myrtle Pennington
    Untitled 2007
    acrylic on Belgian linen
    83 x 131 cm
    Artwork Courtesy Dr Jo Lagerberg and Dr Steve Swift
    Image © the artist, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project

    Untitled 2007
  • Spinifex Arts Project (Women′s Collaborative)

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    Tjintirtjintir 2009
    175.8 x 231 cm
    Artwork courtesy Spinifex Arts Project
    Image © the artist, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project

    Tjintirtjintir 2009

Please note, our online gallery shows a sample of the works for each artist from the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards to provide you with a representation of their art style; it is not the complete set of art works that can be seen at the Gallery exhibition.

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