2007 Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize
Main Gallery: 13 June - 17 August 2008
2007 Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize on display in the Main Gallery, 2008
One of the most prestigious art prizes in the state, the Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive prize open to Indigenous artists born in New South Wales and belonging to a NSW language group. Established in 2005, the Indgenous Art Prize showcases the work of Indigenous artists from across the state, and has proven to be an important step in recognising the great wealth of artistic excellence in NSW Indigenous communities.
With more entries in 2007 than any previous year, over forty artists were selected for the final shortlist. At the official opening of the exhibition at Parliament House in Sydney on 17 October, the 2007 Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize was awarded to Milton Budge for his two-part work, Ration Day Times. The COFA Professional Development Award was given to Frances Belle Parker for her painting, The Vein of Our Existence.
The 2007 Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize is presented as a partnership between NSW Parliament House and Campbelltown Arts Centre and is toured by Museums & Galleries NSW. The COFA Professional Development Award is supported by the University of NSW. This touring exhibition would not have been possible without support from Arts NSW and International Art Services.
When: Friday 4 July 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery