Four local Indigenous artists are NSW Parliament Art Prize finalists
August 31, 2008
Four Far North Coast Indigenous artists are finalists in the Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize, a $20,000 acquisitive prize for Indigenous artists born or living in NSW.
This year is the fourth time the event has been held, and the local finalists are Noel (Charlie) Caldwell, of Casino, Penny Evans, of Lismore, Graeme Walker, of Casino, and Frances Belle Parker, of Maclean.
Frances Belle Parker is a former winner of the Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting Youth Encouragement Award.
This year 54 works by 32 individual artists have been selected.
These finalist art orks will be displayed in an exhibition at NSW Parliament House from 8 October – 5 November 2008.
The winner will be announced at the opening on 22 October, and the winning work is acquisitive to the Parliament of NSW.
The exhibition of finalist art works will tour New South Wales in late 2008 and 2009, co-ordinated by Museums and Galleries NSW.
In addition to the Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize, there is a second award, the College of Fine Arts (COFA) Professional Development Award.
The COFA Award will also be announced at the Opening on 22 October.
This Award includes a two-week residency and solo exhibition at the EPS Gallery at COFA’s campus in Paddington.
The COFA Professional Development Award is supported by the University of NSW.
The Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize was established in 2005 and is developed in partnership between the Parliament of New South Wales and Campbelltown Arts Centre, and receives support from Arts NSW.
A list of the finalists follows. If you would like any further information about the 2008 Parliament of New South Wales Indigenous Art Prize contact the Campbelltown Arts Centre Box Office on 4645 4100 or email email@example.com
PICTURE: The Chair of the Trustees of the Regional Arts NSW Foundation, Meg Larkin, presents Frances Belle Parker with her youth award. Picture: Regional Arts NSW.
Elsie Black JERILDERIE NSW
Fabri Blacklock STH PENRITH NSW
Graham (Nudge) Blacklock LABRADOR QLD
Keith Brown ST MARYS NSW
Janice Bruny CRANEBROOK NSW
Noel (Charlie) Caldwell CASINO NSW
Ross Cummins WARILLA NSW
Chris (Charlie) Edwards STH PENRITH NSW
Danny Eastwood MT DRUITT NSW
Penny Evans LISMORE NSW
Trevor Green BOGGABILLA NSW
Peter James Hewitt FIGTREE NSW
Adam Hill PENRITH NSW
Elizabeth Homer KIRAWEE NSW
Warwick Keen WORRIGEE NSW
Gus Kelly KEMPSEY NSW
Roy Kennedy WATERLOO NSW
Garry McGrady BOGGABILLA NSW
Charleene Mundine LEUMEAH NSW
Frances Belle Parker MACLEAN NSW
Myangah Pirate NOWRA NSW
Nyree Reynolds BLAYNEY NSW
Eva Rinaldi ABBOTSFORD NSW
Brenda Saunders RANDWICK NSW
Jake Soevardie LALOR PARK NSW
Jean South GLENBROOK NSW
Lenice Swan BOGGABILLA NSW
Gordon Syron ST PETERS NSW
Leanne Tobin EMU PLAINS NSW
Ruby Troutman BOGGABILLA NSW
Graeme Walker CASINO NSW
June Wilkinson CRONULLA NSW
Rex Winston OLD BAR NSW