Aboriginal Art Prize in Ballina
The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is hosting the 2009 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize, with the official opening on Friday, May 28 at 6pm.
The annual $20,000 acquisitive art prize is awarded to a NSW born aboriginal artist. Last year 52 works were selected as finalists with Wiradjuri man Roy Kennedy announced as the overall winner for his painting Mission Series 2.
Lismore’s Penny Evans was awarded the College of Fine Arts (COFA) Professional Development Award for her three piece work Dispersion of the Old Girls. Penny’s mixed media works on cardboard are a depiction of her family history, featuring her mother, grandmother and aunty.
Selected finalists are touring regional galleries and the exhibition is widely regarded as an important step in recognising and celebrating artistic excellence in NSW Aboriginal communities.
The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street Ballina and is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. The exhibition runs until June 27.