Lasseter History Story by Warakurna Artists 2009. 1524mm x 2134mm: acrylic on canvas by Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Waynatjura Bell, Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson, Melissa Mitchell-Stevens, Judith Yinyika Chambers and Polly Pyuwawyia Jackson.
Thriving in the Desert brings news of the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. This year’s winners are:
* Major Prize Winner – Danie Mellor
* Telstra General Painting Award – Yinarupa Nangala
* Telstra Bark Painting Award – Rerrkirrwanga Munungurr
* Telstra Works on Paper – Glen Namundja
* Wandjuk Marika Three-Dimensional Memorial Award, sponsored by Telstra – Janine McAullay Bott
Congratulations to all the winners.
Click through to Thriving in the Desert for larger pictures of the Warakurna Artists entries, or head over to NATSIAA for the virtual exhibition. There is a huge variety of styles and media, telling stories of pre-invasion and post-invasion history, race relations, politics, journeys, the land, and more.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Darwin, you can check out the exhibition up close:
Exhibition dates: Friday 14 August – Sunday 25 October 2009
Opening: 6pm Friday 14 August 2009
Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory
Conacher Street, Fannie Bay, Darwin