8 December 2015
The Koorie Heritage Trust announced the winners of Koorie Art Show 2015 last weekend and opened its annual showcase exhibition for new, emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Victoria. The show attracted a record number of entries and features over 70 artists presenting some 120 artworks.
Congratulations to Kelly Koumalatsos (Wergaia/Wemba Wemba) who was winner of the Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in any Media for her piece Ngarrenjuk Wile (possum fur) – (pictured).
Other winners were:
- Land Lease Reconciliation Award – Marlene Gilson
- University of Melbourne Murrup Barak Innovation Award – Jaye Early
- Kane Construction 3D Award – Dominic Bramall-White
All entries are now featured in the free Koorie Art Show 2015 exhibition and are eligible for the Koorie Heritage Trust Moogji Club People's Choice Award. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to cast their vote before the winner is announced on 28 Feb 2016.
The Koorie Art Show represents the diversity of cultural production in Victoria where history, identity, connection to country and culture are explored through a wide range of styles and mediums. The featured works include paintings, drawings, photography, etchings, natural materials, mixed media and for the first time 3D works.
The Koorie Art Show is a non-acquisitive award exhibition, and works are on sale to the public.
The Koorie Art Show 2015 exhibition is on show at Koorie Heritage Trust (Federation Square) until 28 February 2016.