Yorta Yorta artists Jack Anselmi and Cynthia Hardie have won the 2016 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award with their installation, Midden.
In addition to winning the $20,000 prize, their work will be acquired by The Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).
The 2016 judges: Tom Mosby, CEO, Koorie Heritage Trust Inc; Kimberley Moulton, senior curator South Eastern Australian Collections, Melbourne Museum; and Dr Rebecca Coates, director, SAM, commented, “The winning work was selected for its ambition, extension of their practice, the way it extends the medium of ceramics and importantly for the cultural story it presents.”
The seven shortlisted artists and collectives each received a development fee to help them produce a substantial body of work for the award exhibition.
All of the finalist’s works are on show in the Indigenous Ceramic Art Award Exhibition.
Indigenous Ceramic Art Award Exhibition
The Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
6 August – 25 September