Thursday, February 22, 2018

Applications open for SAM’s 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award

David Lee January 25, 2018
AWARDING ART… Raymond Young with his work Dhumbadha Munga. Raymond is Gunnai/Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man from Victoria and is a 2016 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award finalist. Photo: James Henry.

AWARDING ART… Raymond Young with his work Dhumbadha Munga. Raymond is Gunnai/Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man from Victoria and is a 2016 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award finalist. Photo: James Henry.

SHEPPARTON Art Museum (SAM) is pleased to announce applications are now open until March 5 for its 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award (ICA).

With a $20,000 acquisitive prize, the 2018 ICA is open to Indigenous groups and individual artists to propose an exhibition concept to be realised at SAM. Eight shortlisted groups or artists will be supported with an exhibition development fee of $2,200 each to produce new work from March to July. The exhibition will be presented at SAM from August 25 to November 11, 2018.

The award will be judged by associate lecturer of indigenous art at the University of Sydney, Stephen Gilchrist, freelance curator, educator and consultant, Genevieve Grieves and SAM director, Dr Rebecca Coates, with the winner announced at the exhibition opening on Saturday, August 25.

The 2018 ICA is the sixth in the series of this biennial award, showcasing new and exciting developments in the field. It contributes to the art museum’s significant holdings of Indigenous ceramic art, and provides cultural exchange opportunities for Indigenous artists from around Australia and within regional Victoria.

For further information on how to apply or for full terms and conditions, visit www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au. All expressions of interest for the award are to be submitted online or via post and must be received by 5pm on March 5.