Art awards attract a diverse palette

SA artist Ray Ken is in the running for the prestigious awards.

The competition is tough in this year’s Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory has announced 67 works have been selected from 308 entries from across Australia to be part of the prestigious competition.

MAGNT Curator of Aboriginal Art Luke Scholes said this year’s entries were “extraordinary”.

A total of $80,000 in prize money will be awarded to this year’s winners.

The winners across seven categories will be announced at an awards ceremony and exhibition opening at MAGNT on August 10.

In the running are:

South Australia

  • Betty Kuntiwa Pumani
  • Betty Muffler
  • Carlene Thompson
  • David Frank
  • Elizabeth Dunn
  • Jimmy Pompey
  • Kaylene Whiskey
  • Ken Sisters Collaborative
  • Marlene Brumby
  • Mitakiki Men’s Collaborative
  • Mumu Mike Williams
  • Niningka Lewis
  • Nyurpaya Kaika and Mary Pan
  • Pepai Jangala Carroll
  • Peter Mungkuri
  • Ray Ken
  • Robert Fielding
  • Sylvia Ken
  • Tiger Yaltangki
  • Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin
  • Vincent Namatjira
  • Wawiriya Burton
  • Yaritji Young

 

Northern Territory

  • Adrian Jangala Robertson
  • Baluka Maymuru
  • Barayuwa Mununggurr
  • Barrmula Yunupingu
  • Bernadette Watt and Annabell Amagula
  • Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula
  • Dhambit Munuŋgurr
  • Elisa Jane Carmichael
  • Gunybi Ganambarr
  • Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr
  • Helen Ganalmirriwuy
  • Joe Guymala
  • Kathy Inkamala
  • Kaye Brown
  • Matthew Dhamuliya Gurruwiwi
  • Mervyn Rubuntja
  • Napuwarri Marawili
  • Patrina Liyadurrkitj Mununggurr
  • Sally M Mulda
  • Wukun Wanambi
  • Yalanba Waṉambi

 

Queensland

  • George Nona
  • Janet Fieldhouse
  • Jenna Lee
  • Mavis Ngallametta





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