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Aboriginal Acquisitional Art Prize

Aboriginal Acquisitional Art Prize

The 4th Annual Local Aboriginal Acquisitional Art Prize is now showing!

Winners announced!

Eleven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who connect to the Border/North East region are taking part in this years Aboriginal Acquisitional Art Prize and Exhibition

Three prizes have been awarded this year following a partnership between North East Water (NEW), North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

  • NEW Prize: Gali Wadabaa by Trish Cerminara
  • NECMA Prize: The One That Got Away by Valda Murray
  • DELWP Prize: Life Blood by Kelly Lock

The Art Prize exhibition will be on display at the Burraja Gallery pop-up space in Albury from Monday 18 October – Friday 29 October 2021 located at  560 Olive St, Albury. 

You can also view the artwork via this 3D Virtual tour.

View the Catalogue

About the partnership

The 2021 Local Acquisitional Art Prize is a cross-border partnership between Murray Arts, Burrja Gallery, North East Water, North East CMA and DELWP.

These organisations recognise the strong cultural connection that First Nations people have to the land and water within the region and acknowledge the traditional history, culture, stories and songlines connected to place. The Local Aboriginal Acquisitional Art Prize is an opportunity to engage with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and to showcase the strong creative community existing in our region.