The Tom Malone Prize was initiated in 2003 by Benefactor of the Foundation of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Elizabeth Malone.
It is an Acquisitive Prize intended to promote the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of glass made in Australia.
The Prize has been increased from $10,000 to $12,000. This is awarded to the winning artist, while their winning work becomes part of the State Art Collection at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Western Australian Indigenous Art Award
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 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013 will be on display at AGWA from Friday 23 August 2013 till Sunday 27 January 2014.
If you have any queries regarding the Awards, please contact the Awards Co-ordinator on +61 8 9492 6623 or email: IndigenousArtAward@artgallery.wa.gov.au.
About the Award
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.
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 three non-acquisitive awards:
• Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000
• Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000
• People’s Choice Award of $5,000
Last reviewed 19 February 2013
Winner of the Tom Malone Prize 2012
waterjet cut, cold worked and constructed flat
and kiln-formed glass
79.8 x 79.4 x 16.7 cm
Photograph courtesy of Rob little
Recipient of the Western Australian Indigenous Award 2011
ochre, earth pigment and acrylic binder on rubber
97.0 x 77.0 cm
Artwork courtesy of the artist and the Buku-Larrnggay Centre,
Yirrkala, Northern Territory
Image © Gunybi Ganambarr, courtesy of the artist and the
Buku-Larrnggay Centre, Yirrkala, Northern Territory