WA Indigenous Art Awards 2015

  Fingers Crossed for two of our artists Megan Cope and Vincent Namatjira both finalists in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the scope, 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. Fourteen finalists will be represented in the exhibition of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2015. The artists who have been invited to participate in the awards exhibition have the opportunity to share in $65,000 in prizes. The awards comprise a group exhibition of outstanding art and three non-acquisitive awards totalling $65,000: the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000; the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000; and the People’s Choice Award of $5,000.