The West Australian previews a new WA Aboriginal art prize, which will be the most lucrative in Australia and places Perth at the centre of the Indigenous arts industry.

Quoted from the article:

Perth will be the epicentre of Aboriginal art when the inaugural winner of the country’s richest indigenous art prize is announced in November.

The main prize of $50,000 in the WA Premier’s Indigenous Art Award, open to artists across the country, easily tops the $40,000 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award held in Darwin each August.

The total prize pool of $65,000 includes an award solely for WA artists and a people’s choice award.

Alan Carpenter is set to reveal details of the new prize ” funded to the tune of $1.1 million over four years to cover transport, insurance and other costs ” at the Art Gallery of WA today.