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Derby WA 6728

Phone: (08) 9191 0999
Fax: (08) 9191 0998

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PO Box 101
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765

Phone: (08) 9191 5355
Fax: (08) 9191 5085


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Kimberley Artprize Winners 2015

6th July 2015
Kimberley Art Prize 2015 Overall Joint Winner 'Flying Change' by Peggy Griffiths
Kimberley Art Prize 2015 Overall Joint Winner 'Martuwarra' by Sonia Kurarra
Kimberley Art Prize 2015 Emerging Artist Winner 'Coi Coi (Crocodile Dreaming)' by Cecilia Umbagai
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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
'Martuwarra' and

Craig Rochford of Broome
Flying Change

BROWSE FLNG DEVELOPMENT EMERGING ARTIST AWARD $ 5,000 Sponsored by Brose FLNG DevelopmentCecilia 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 ProjectJody Loaring of Broome
'The Servant
YOUTH AWARD $ 500 Sponsored by Anglicare WATanisha Wungundin Allies
'Wandjina'
BOAB NUT CARVING AWARD $ 500 Sponsored by Anglicare WABetty Walker
'Bird Family'
OPEN NON- KIMBERLEY AWARD $ 1,000 Sponsored by Horizon PowerDenise Walker of Alice Springs
'Reflections of the Cape'
PEOPLE'S CHOICE (All Mediums) $ 1,000 Sponsored by Mt Gibson Iron OreTo be announced on Friday 10 July.

For more information please contact:


Shire of Derby / West Kimberley
Acting Community Development Officer
Fay Whittaker

Tel: 08 9191 0972
E: fay.whittaker@sdwk.wa.gov.au

Web: www.sdwk.wa.gov.au

2015 Kimberley Art Prize Sponsors



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