Shire congratulates all winners of 50th anniversary Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize

Published on Monday, 5 July 2021 at 3:00:00 PM

Joshua Cocking has taken out the major art prize category of the 50th anniversary of the Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize (KAPP), which was announced at the exhibition opening night on Saturday 3 July 2021 at the Derby Airport.

Joshua, a Broome painter, was declared the overall winner of the $10,000 acquisitive art category by the judges for his self-portrait, ’14 Years Remote’.

Broome photographer Rocky McKenzie won the overall photographic acquisitive prize of $2500, with his image, 'Our ancestors live among us'.

The acquisitive prizes, proudly sponsored by the Shire of Derby West/Kimberley, become the property of the Shire on behalf of the community and displayed publically.

Shire President Geoff Haerewa congratulated the overall winners, other category winners and everyone who contributed to making the fantastic evening a success.

“It was an incredible night and fantastic to see all the major winning pieces over the past 50 years in the one spot at the Derby Airport, along with well over 100 entries on display from this year’s exhibition,” Cr Haerewa said.

“Approximately 300 people enjoyed opening night and the exhibition continues every day from 10am – 4pm until Sunday 18 July 2021 – don’t forget to have your say in the People’s Choice for the art and photographic awards by then, which will be announced on Friday 23 July 2021.

“All pieces in the exhibition are for sale except for the overall winners of the art and photographic prize.

“We really appreciate the hard work and creative eye of our judges Sharon Tassicker, Sarah Landro, Mark Kraljevich; and curator Jessica Bidewell.”

This year we received 29 entries in the photographic categories, and 108 pieces combined from the other artwork categories.

Head judge Sharon Tassicker reflected:

“We thought that the quality of the art in all sections was excellent. We were happy with the very considered choices we made, choices that reflect many aspects of the West Kimberley and draw our attention to the artists’ experiences and what they want to share with us. The exhibition presents a wonderful opportunity for the public to enjoy seeing a range of art styles and media and to purchase something memorable.”

2021 ART winners:

OVER ALL WINNER: Joshua Cocking – 14 Years Remote

  1. 1. Oils and Acrylics – $2,000

Sponsored by Derby Fuels

WINNER: Hozaus Claire – Murra Wurra Runs

  1. 2. Works on Paper – $2,000

Sponsored by Kimberley Ports Authority

WINNER: Gabrielle Gugeri – Boab Flowers 2020

  1. 3. Open Non-Kimberley – $2,000

Sponsored by Vision Power

WINNER: Isabella Fyfe – Sandstone Near Entrance Point

  1. 4. Mixed Media – $2,000

Sponsored by Christine Simpson Stokes AM

WINNER: Mark Norval – Contemplation

  1. 5. Aboriginal Artist – $2,000

Sponsored by Derby Plumbing and Gas

WINNER: Edna Dale – Imintji Wandjinas

  1. 6. Boab Nut Carving – $1,000

Sponsored by Boab Nut Carving

WINNER: Brent Mouda – Squid good for bait – Noobiliny biila gorna langarangan

  1. 7. Youth (17 years and under) – $1,000

Sponsored by Derby Bus Service

WINNER: Elisabeth Beurteaux – Kimberley Kids Verse City Kids

  1. 8. Emerging Artist (25 years and under) – $1,500

Sponsored by Buckley’s Earthmoving and Paving

WINNER: Tanisha Wungundin Allies – Lai Lai Dreaming

  1. 9. People Choice – $2,000

Sponsored by Kimberley Home and Electrical

(Announced on Friday, 23 July 2021)

Highly Commended:

Leah Rakabundel - Derby Chill

Henry Benning - Kimberley Bush Emu

Madeline Beurteaux - Turtle

Lincoln Bidewell - Tunnel Creek

Marion Cox - 5th Generation

Russell Baadjo - Jilas South of Balgo – My Grandfather’s Country

2021 PHOTOGRAPHIC winners:

Overall Photographic Winner:

Rocky McKenzie, 'Our ancestors live among us'.

  1. 1. Kimberley Landscapes – $1,000

Sponsored by Australia’s North West Tourism

Winner: Phillip ‘Rocky’ McKenzie - Paradise Hunting Ground

  1. 2. Character Portraits – $1,000

Sponsored by Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

Winner: Tarrena Buckle - Nyikina Ooba

  1. 3. Creative / Altered Reality – $1,000

Sponsored by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

Winner: Tim Mummery – This Band of Horses

  1. 4. Black and White – $1,000

Sponsored by Mount Gibson Iron Ore

Winner: Oliver Rouhiainen – Fresh Water

  1. 5. Flora and Fauna – $1,000

Sponsored by Christine Simpson Stokes AM

Winner: Kate Carr – The Solitary Little Hemisphere

  1. 6. Youth (17 years and under) – $500

Sponsored by Centurion

Winner: Lilly Courtney – Mustering at Sunset

  1. 7. Open Non-Kimberley – $1,000 – No entries received

Sponsored by Kimberley Pharmacy Services

  1. 8. People Choice – $1,000

Sponsored by Kimberley Home and Electrical

(Announced on Friday, 23 July 2021)

  1. 9. Snap & Send (1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th, 5th) – $100

Sponsored by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley


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Overall KAPP winner Joshua Cocking from Broome was unable to attend but here is his winning submission, a self-portrait: ’14-Years Remote’


Overall KAPP photographic prize winner, Broome photographer Rocky McKenzie, above with his winning image, ‘Our ancestors live among us’.

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