Nominations Now Open Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011

Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.11.10

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 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.

Since the inaugural Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards in 2008, the Awards have attracted nominations from 585 outstanding individual artists and artist groups.

These national awards 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

  • Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000 (national)
  • Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000 (for a Western Australian artist)
  • People’s Choice Award of $5,000 (most votes from the public)

Nominations close at 5pm (WST) on Monday 28 February 2011.

A digital Nomination Package for entering the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011 can
be downloaded from here:

People requiring further information on the nomination process should contact the Awards Curator on +61 8 9492 6635 or email:

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Contact Details

Gallery: Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards
Telephone: +61 8 9492 6636
Address: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, James St Perth Perth 6000 WA

Gallery: Art Gallery of WA
Telephone: +61 8 9492 6600
Address: Perth Cultural Centre Perth Perth 6000 WA



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