Kimberley Artprize Winners 2015
6th July 2015
KIMBERLEY ART PRIZE 2015 WINNERS
One Hundred and twelve stunning artworks were revealed at the 45th Kimberley Art Prize in Derby on Saturday 4th July 2015.
Hosted by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, the Hon Baston, MLC, Minister for Agriculture and Food; Fisheries officially opened the prestigious annual arts event to a 300-strong audience.
Awards were presented across ten different categories; Overall Winner, Browse FLNG Development Emerging Artist, Indigenous, Oils and Acrylics, Water colour and Pastel, Mixed Media, Drawing, Open Non-Kimberley, Boab Nut Carving and Youth Award (10-17 years).,/p>
A Joint Overall Winner awards was presented to Sonia Kurarra of Fitzroy Crossing for her colourful modern abstract painting entitled "Martuwarra" and to Craig Rochford of Broome for his painting of an aboriginal Stockman on horseback entitled "Flying Change".
Head Judge Joanna Capelle said Kurarra's Art prize entry was chosen for its combination of modern interpretation on traditional marks, and engaging and contemporary colour scheme. Shed said Rochford's piece was chosen for its sence of movement which captured a sense of history of indigenous stockman which was beautifully understand.
Mowanjum teenager Cecilia Umbagai won the $5,000.00 Browse FLNG Development Emerging Artisit award for her Aboriginal-Style painting entitled "Coi Coi (Crocodile Dreaming)"
The Kimberley Art Prize exhibition is open daily for public viewing from 10am - 3pm until Thursday 9 July. The People's Choice Award will be announced on close of exhibition on Friday 10 July.
All pieces in the exhibition are for sale except for the Overall winner and Emerging Artist Winner.
|JOIN OVERALL WINNER ||$ 10,000 ||Sponsored by Shire of Derby / West Kimberley |
Sonia Kurarra of Fitzroy Crossing
Craig Rochford of Broome
|BROWSE FLNG DEVELOPMENT EMERGING ARTIST AWARD ||$ 5,000 ||Sponsored by Brose FLNG Development||Cecilia Umbagai of Mowanjum'Coi Coi (Crocodile Dreaming).' |
|INDIGENOUS ARTIST AWARD ||$ 1,000 ||Sponsored by Buru Energy Ltd |
Marion Cox of Yiyili
Bush Orange - Barlabi
|OILS AND ACRYLICS AWARD ||$ 1,000 ||Sponsored by Art House Broome|
Wesley Maselli of Fitzroy Crossing.'Shopping at Shell'
|WATERCOLOUR & PASTEL AWARD ||$ 1,000 ||Sponsored by Areva Resources|
Tom Montgomery of Broome.
'A Family Tree'
|DRAWING AWARD ||$ 1,000 ||Sponsored by Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation|
Nora (Nikki) Stinson of Derby
Khan al Kalili'
MIXED MEDIA AWARD
|$ 1,000 ||Sponsored by The Ichthys Project||Jody Loaring of Broome|
|YOUTH AWARD ||$ 500 ||Sponsored by Anglicare WA||Tanisha Wungundin Allies|
|BOAB NUT CARVING AWARD ||$ 500 ||Sponsored by Anglicare WA||Betty Walker|
|OPEN NON- KIMBERLEY AWARD ||$ 1,000 ||Sponsored by Horizon Power||Denise Walker of Alice Springs|
'Reflections of the Cape'
|PEOPLE'S CHOICE (All Mediums) ||$ 1,000 ||Sponsored by Mt Gibson Iron Ore||To be announced on Friday 10 July. |
For more information please contact:
Shire of Derby / West Kimberley
Community Development Officer
Tel: 08 9191 0972