2018 Kate Challis RAKA Award: Winner

Yhonnie Scarce

20 - 30 Nov 2018

 Indigenous artist Yhonnie Scarce has been named the 2018 Kate Challis RAKA Award recipient for her contribution to the visual arts using blown glass.

RAKA, which means ‘five’ in the Pintupi language, is awarded to an Indigenous artist in one of five categories annually, including creative prose, poetry, script writing, drama and visual arts.

The prize, first awarded in 1991 to help advance recognition of Aboriginal artistic achievements, was one of the earliest prizes for Indigenous artists in Australia and is administered by the Australian Centre within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.