Koorie Art Show 2018
8 December - 24 February 2019
The Koorie Art Show is our annual event showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space.
The Koorie Art Show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of emerging to senior, Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. This year we received 185 artworks from over 100 artists, with a range of styles, subject matter and medium including film, sculpture, installation, painting, photography, weaving, feather craft and more!
The works are eligible for 8 awards, in a blind judging.
Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in Any Media: $10,000
Janet Bromley (Yorta Yorta), Sea View, plastic, nylon and yarn.
Metro Tunnel Creative Program 2D Award: $5,000
Kelly Koumalatsos (Wergaia/Wemba Wemba), Benim wile. To cover over with possum blanket. Wergaia, print making ink on paper with linen thread.
Viva Energy 3D Award: $5,000
Nannette Shaw (Pyemmairrener, Boonwurrung), Traditional Bull Kelp Water Carriers, bull kelp, tea tree, river read.
Lendlease Reconciliation Award: $5,000
Josh Muir (Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara), Journey to liberty, digital print on aluminium with neon.
RMIT University Emerging Artist Award: $3,000
Hunter Callaghan (Taungurung), Winji, photograph on aluminium.
Koorie Heritage Trust Highly Commended Award x2: $500
GOTAFE SHEPPARTON, Aunty Girl, ceramic and textiles.
Clint Lingard (Ewamian/Kuku-Yalangi), Warrior Gentleman, wood, material, metal.
Koorie Heritage Trust People’s Choice Award: $1,000 (to be announced at the conclusion of the show)
Hannah Presley – Curator Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Mick Harding – Artist and Chairperson of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council*
Jacob Boehme -Dancer, Choreographer, and 2017 Yirramboi Festival Director
*Mick Harding’s work entered into the Koorie Art Show is not eligible for the Koorie Heritage Trust People’s Choice Award, and was not judged for any of the other prizes.
8 December 2018 – 24 February 2019
8 December 2018, 2pm – 4pm
Level 1, Yarra Building, Federation Square.
Everyone is welcome to attend the official opening and award announcement, there will be live music and food.
For more information call 03 8662 6300 or email Assistant Curators, Kate ten Buuren: firstname.lastname@example.org or Zenzi Clark email@example.com
Click here to download 2018 entry form.
The Koorie Art Show is a Victorian Government initiative through Creative Victoria in partnership with the Koorie Heritage Trust. The Koorie Art Show 2018 has been supported by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, the City of Melbourne and the Federal Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program.
When & Where
Date/s: Saturday 8th December 2018 -
Sunday 24th February 2019
Times: 9am - 5pm
Venue || Location
Federation Square show
⊜ Corner Swanston Street and Flinders Street Melbourne 3000 | Map
✆ Event: 03 8662 6336 | Venue: + 61 3 9655 1900
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