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7 September 2017

The Koorie Heritage Trust is calling for entries for the 2017 Koorie Art Show.

Image of last year's winning artwork by Greg Muir (Yorta Yorta), Travelling on Our Ancestors Land (detail), 2016, acrylic on canvas (private collection)

Last year's winning artwork by Greg Muir (Yorta Yorta), 'Travelling on Our Ancestors Land' (detail), 2016, acrylic on canvas (private collection).

Now in its fifth year, the Koorie Art Show is the state’s largest exhibition showcasing the talents of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander artists.

Presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust with support from Creative Victoria, the show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition that presents the work of emerging to senior Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Koorie Heritage Trust CEO Tom Mosby, says that while the exhibition has a community focus, it is also a chance for the Trust to scope new talent.

“The idea is a community art-show where we call for all entries and don’t reject anyone. It is also about looking at the new and emerging talent that we have in Victoria and it helps us identify new and emerging talent that we might like to support with exhibitions moving forward.”

All visual arts mediums are eligible and previous shows have featured works ranging from paintings to drawings, photography, etchings, sculptures and installations featuring natural materials.

All eligible entries are exhibited in the Koorie Heritage Trust’s gallery at Federation Square and all works are available for sale to the public.

Entries are eligible for the following prizes including:

  • Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in Any Media $5,000
  • Koorie Heritage Trust Moogji Club People’s Choice  $500

Further awards are to be announced.

Entries will close at 5pm, Monday 9 October 2017.

The free 2017 Koorie Art Show exhibition will run from 9 September 2017 until 11 February 2018.

Visit Koorie Heritage Trust for more on how to apply