8 April “ 21 May 2006
Admission free | Gallery 2
The Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award exhibition presents the work of the ten artists short-listed for the inaugural annual award established by the Queensland Art Gallery and Xstrata Coal.
The winner of the $30 000 acquisitive Award in 2006 is Jonathan Jones for his work Lumination fall wall weave 2004/2006.
The Award selection committee described Lumination fall wall weave as “a beautifully crafted work, suggesting many possible readings. It reveals a sophisticated understanding of Indigenous arts practice today”.
The selection committee considered emerging urban, regional and remote community-based Indigenous artists from throughout Australia, working across all media. The ten artists short-listed for the inaugural award in 2006 are: Roma Nyutjangka Butler (Irrunytju, WA), Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Swan Hill, VIC), Timothy Cook (Melville Island, NT), Nici Cumpston (Adelaide, SA), Emily Evans (Mornington Island, QLD), Mignonette Jamin (Kununurra, WA), Jonathan Jones (Sydney, NSW), Sally Gabori (Mornington Island, QLD), Raelene Kerinauia (Melville Island, NT) and Minnie Lumai (Kununurra, WA). More information on each artist.
The Award is complemented by a $50 000 annual grant from Xstrata Coal for the Gallery to acquire works by Indigenous artists.
Artist: emily evans, jonathan jones, lorraine connelly-northey, mignonette jamin, minnie lumai, nici cumpston, raelene kerinauia, roma nyutjangka butler, sally gabori, timothy cook
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