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14 September 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living in Victoria are invited to enter the 2016 Koorie Art Show, Victoria's largest Koorie art competition.

Leonard Tregonning (Gunai/Kurnai), CD (Camp Dog) 2015, plaster, wire, acrylic paint (private collection)

Leonard Tregonning (Gunai/Kurnai), CD (Camp Dog) 2015, plaster, wire, acrylic paint (private collection)

Now in its fourth year, The Koorie Art Show is an annual event showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space. Presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust with support from Creative Victoria, the competition offers a prize pool of over $7500.

All entries are eligible for prizes including:

  • Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in Any Media $5,000
  • Kane Construction Award $2,000
  • Moogji Club People's Choice Award $500

The Show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the work of emerging to senior, Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Each artist may submit up to 2 works.

All eligible entries will be exhibited in the Koorie Heritage Trust's Gallery at Federation Square and all works will be available for sale to the public.

The awards will be judged by Bev Murray (Program Manager Link-Up Victoria, Aboriginal Child Care Agency), Paola Balla (Artist/Curator); and Clinton Nain (Artist/Curator), with the winner announced at the opening of The Koorie Art Show exhibition on 10 December 2016.

Entries close on Monday 10 October 2016.

Visit the Koorie Heritage Trust for details