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Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2015

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Megan Cope
The Blaktism 2014 (still)
single-channel HD video, edition of 5
8:04 minutes
Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY
© the artist, courtesy THIS IS NO FANTASY

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, one of the richest Indigenous arts prizes in the country, is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the scope, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.

Megan Cope is the recipient of the 2015 Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000, one of the nation’s richest Indigenous art prizes for exceptional achievements by an Australian Indigenous artist. Cope was selected from 118 nominations received from across Australia. Megan Cope was born in Brisbane, Queensland and now lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. She is a Noonuccal/Ngugi woman from Stradbroke Island.

Eunice Yunurupa Porter is the recipient of the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000. This prize is awarded for the exceptional achievements of a Western Australian Indigenous artist. Eunice was born in Wirrkural, WA and lives and works in Warakurna, WA. She is a senior Ngaanyatjarra woman.

People's Choice Award
The winner of the People’s Choice Award, valued at $5,000, will be the artist with the highest number of votes from the public throughout the coming months. Voting can be done online or in the exhibition space. 

Entries close at 5pm (WST), Monday 28 September, 2015. 
The winning artist will be announced on Thursday 1 October, 2015.



WHEN: 10.00am - 5.00pm, July 4 - October 12



For more information you can visit the Art Gallery of WA website or engage via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Earlier Event: July 2
Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing
Later Event: July 7
Gudirr Gudirr