Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.08.10
Arts and Museums Minister Gerry McCarthy today congratulated Nawurapu Wunungmurra for becoming the inaugural winner of this year’s Telstra New Media Award.
Mr McCarthy said the Telstra New Media Award was introduced this year as part of the 27th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) in recognition of continual development and evolution of Indigenous art practice.
“17 artists from across Australia who use digital technology submitted entries into this inaugural Award, with seven of those entries selected as finalists, and I expect this number to grow in future years.
“This is an exciting development in a constantly evolving art practice with artists from across Australia utilising innovative communication methods to connect with both traditional and new audiences.
“I congratulate Nawurapu Wunungmurra for his work which is composed of black and white carved mokuy figures, washed with dramatic lighting and film footage accessed from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka archives bringing the sacred ground of Balambala (Garma) to life.
“The Telstra New Media Award aims to recognise the increasing number of Indigenous artists using new media in their art practice and is the first time this category has been included in the NATSIAAs.”
Mr McCarthy also congratulated this year’s other $4000 category award winners who are:
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