Western Australian

Indigenous Art Awards 2008

1 November 2008 - 11 January 2009

The inaugural Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards exhibition showcases outstanding works by sixteen Indigenous artists from across the nation. Each of the artists brings a unique vision to the Awards and, placed together, their work reveals the dominant and emerging mediums, subjects and experiences shaping contemporary Indigenous art today.

Non-Acquisitive Western Australian Indigenous Art Award Winner

The winner of the richest Indigenous art award in Australia, the non-acquisitive Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, which is valued at $50,000, is Patrick Tjungurrayi.

AGWA | Patrick Tjungurrayi - Untitled 2007
AGWA | Patrick Tjungurrayi - Untitled 2007
AGWA | Patrick Tjungurrayi - Untitled 2007

Patrick Tjungurrayi

Untitled

2007

acrylic on linen

183 x 244cm

Courtesy collection of Ken McGregor

© the artist, courtesy Papunya Tula Artists

Patrick Tjungurrayi

Untitled

2007

acrylic on linen

183 x 244cm

Courtesy of Barry Fitzgerald

© the artist, courtesy Papunya Tula Artists

Patrick Tjungurrayi

Untitled

2006

acrylic on linen

183 x 244cm

Courtesy collection of Barrie and Jude Lepley

© the artist, courtesy Papunya Tula Artists

 

Western Australian Artist Winner

The Western Australian artist awarded the $10,000 prize is June Walkutjukurr Richards.

June Walkutjukurr Richards

The Policeman

2006

acrylic on canvas

Courtesy of the artist and Warburton Collection

© June Richards

June Walkutjukurr Richards

Gimme

2008

acrylic on canvas

Courtesy of private collection

© June Richards

June Walkutjukurr Richards

The Tourist

2006

acrylic on canvas

Courtesy of the artist and Warburton Collection

© June Richards

 

People's Choice Award

The winner of the $5,000 People's Choice award is Shane Pickett.

Shane Pickett

Seasons (detail)

2008

acrylic on linen (6 components)

150 x 200 cm

Courtesy the artist and Indigenart - Mossenson Galleries

Image© the artist courtesy Indigenart - Mossenson Galleries

 

View Works in the Exhibition

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards will be on display 1 November 2008 – 11 January 2009.

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Minister's Statement Announcing the People's Choice Winner

Minister's and Premier's Joint Media Statement Announcing the Winners

Comments by Panel Members


Media Release Announcing the 16 Finalists

Artist Biographies

 

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