Arts Minister Lynne Kosky has announced a shortlist of eighteen Indigenous artists from across Victoria for the 2009 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.
Ms Kosky highlighted the diversity of style and medium amongst the artists selected, and pointed to strong representation from both regional and urban artists.
The shortlist was selected from 111 entries by a panel of judges including Shepparton Art Gallery Director Kirsten Paisley and Janina Harding the City of Melbourne’s Indigenous Arts Program Manager.
Since its inception, the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards has helped to raise the profile of the state’s Indigenous artists, and helped previous winners and shortlisted artists on their way to international success.
Reko Rennie-Gwaybilla, winner of the 2008 Koorie Heritage Trust Acquisition Award, is now represented by the Dianne Tanzer Gallery. He is currently in Paris completing a Cite Internationale des Artes Australia Council Residency and was a finalist in the 2009 Royal Bank Scotland Emerging Artist Awards.
Wayne Quilliam, shortlisted in 2006 and 2008, has since held exhibitions in Germany, Austria, France, USA and China. Wayne was also named the 2009 NAIDOC Artist of the Year.
Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown – Fitzroy Australian Cockatoos: Major Mitchell and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Megan Cadd – Doncaster East Nan, Can You Tell Me A Story…
Bindi Cole – Altona North Ajay
Vicki Couzens – Seddon Wangan Ngootyoong II
Frederick William Billy Doolan Jnr – Fitzroy Swamp Frog Dreaming
Gwen Garoni – Reservoir Bushfire Aftermath
Esther-Grace Hanigan – Fitzroy Pac Man Blac Man
Ben McKeown – Moonee Ponds* The Bluff (diptych)
Ben McKeown – Moonee Ponds 44 Degrees I’ll Have a Long Black Please
Ben McKeown – Moonee Ponds* It’s Always Sunny Over There
Brian McKinnon – Geelong Don’t Hate Emancipate
Clinton Nain – Northcote Tell It Like It Is A.E.I.O.U.
Peter Waples-Crowe – West Melbourne The End of Innocence
Nicholas Boseley – Ocean Grove* Shared Ancestry (Image 3 of 3 in series)
Nicholas Boseley – Ocean Grove The Yeperenye Country
Barbara Egan – Robinvale Water Dreaming
Barbara Egan – Robinvale Flowing Water
Gayle Maddigan – Mandurang The Place of White Ochre
Sharmane Maddigan – Mandurang Black and White
Sharmane Maddigan – Mandurang* Sun Running
Irene Ridgeway – Traralgon* Just For The Record
Irene Ridgeway – Traralgon Women’s Scarring
Irene Ridgeway – Traralgon Women Scarring
Ray Thomas – Portland Land Rights
Kevin Williams “ Echuca Tracks of Bandhar
Artist: reko rennie-gwaybilla, wayne quilliam, trevor turbo brown, megan cadd, bindi cole, vicki couzens, frederick william doolan jnr, gwen garoni, esther-grace hanigan, ben mckeown, brian mckinnon, clinton nain, peter waples-crowe, nicholas boseley, barbara egan, gayle maddigan, sharmane maddigan, irene ridgeway, ray thomas, kevin williams
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