Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.06.08
Author: Stephen Bevis
News source: The West Australian
The West Australian previews a new WA Aboriginal art prize, which will be the most lucrative in Australia and places Perth at the centre of the Indigenous arts industry.
Quoted from the article:
Perth will be the epicentre of Aboriginal art when the inaugural winner of the country’s richest indigenous art prize is announced in November.
The main prize of $50,000 in the WA Premier’s Indigenous Art Award, open to artists across the country, easily tops the $40,000 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award held in Darwin each August.
The total prize pool of $65,000 includes an award solely for WA artists and a people’s choice award.
Alan Carpenter is set to reveal details of the new prize — funded to the tune of $1.1 million over four years to cover transport, insurance and other costs — at the Art Gallery of WA today.
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