Record number of artworks up for Aboriginal award

Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.08.08

News source: ABC News

In the lead up to this years Telstra' s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award the ABC News reports:

"More than 100 artworks have a shot at winning Telstra's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

Hetty Perkins, senior curator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Indigenous artist Judy Watson flew into Darwin yesterday to judge the works.

On Friday, they will announce who has won the $40,000 major prize.

Apolline Kohen from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory - where the works are being housed - says the judges have a huge task ahead of them.

"We've got a record number of entries this year. We've got 117 works in total," she said.

"Lots of high quality work, of course ... so I wish them [the judges] good luck."'


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