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Aboriginal Art

Call for entries in “The Art of Wellbeing” Art Competition

Posted: July 26th, 2017

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Not-for-profit mental health organisation, Richmond Wellbeing, has launched their inaugural ‘The Art of Wellbeing’ competition and exhibition.

It gives the WA Aboriginal community a chance to share their culture through their art, by submitting their interpretation of wellbeing in their chosen artistic form such as painting, photography, and sculpture. Up to 20 finalists will be selected and paid for their artwork, and the winner will be given the enriching experience of working with celebrated artist Janine Daddo and highly respected Noongar artist Wendy Hayden. The mentoring program from these esteemed artists will assist in spring boarding their career.

How to Enter

  1. Send the completed form by Monday 21st August 2017 to admin@rw.org.au or post to
        The Art of Wellbeing
        Richmond Wellbeing
        29 Manning Road
        Cannington, WA 6107
  2. We will contact you with an Entry Pack, to be completed by Friday 27th October.

Look out for our helpful Assistance Day, coming in September 2017. Let the inspiration flow!

Expressions of interest will close 21st August. For more information, visit: www.rw.org.au/the-art-of-wellbeing

2015 Amnesty International Media Awards now open

Posted: July 24th, 2015

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Launch of Amnesty's Indigenous Youth Incarceration campaign.  Photo: (c)AIA/ IngetjeTadros

Amnesty’s Indigenous Youth Incarceration Campaign
Photo: (c)AIA/ IngetjeTadros

These awards include the Indigenous Reporting category, recognising excellence in media coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights issues.

This year’s Amnesty International Australia Media Awards are now open and journalists are encouraged to enter their human rights stories of the last year.

To enter these awards visit here before the closing date of Friday 14 August 2015.

Ngurra Nyingu Art Exhibition 2014

Posted: November 24th, 2014

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The Ngurra Nyingu (We Are From This Country) Exhibition is now in its sixth year and showcases artists of the West Pilbara and shares the stories of its people and culture.

The exhibition runs from 18 – 29 November 2014 and is open Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm in the Woodside Plaza Foyer, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
For more information on the exhibition click here.

Royal Perth Hospital presents – Life Lines: Art of Ancestors exhibition

Posted: April 30th, 2014

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The 2014 National Heritage Festival kicked off earlier this month with a great list of events around Western Australia. As part of the festival Royal Perth Hospital is presenting a free exhibition of Indigenous artworks drawn from their collections.

The exhibition will be open between 9am and 4pm from 18th April – 18th May 2014. For more information on the exhibition click here.

 

Fellowship opportunity for WA Aboriginal artist

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

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The WA Department of Culture and the Arts is offering an Arts Forward Indigenous Fellowship worth $25,000. It will be open to  individual established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts-workers in any art form excluding film, television and radio.

Applicants’ proposals can include activities over a maximum of 18 months and include mentoring with a leading professional in a chosen field; research and development; an internship or residency; the creation of new work; or a structured professional development opportunity in Australia or internationally.

For more information, click here.

Celebrate NAIDOC week!

Posted: July 8th, 2013

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NAIDOC week is now well underway, and celebrations are happening all over Australia. The theme for 2013 is “We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963”.  The theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament. To read more about the significance of these petitions visit the official NAIDOC website.

There are a huge number of events going on across the Yamatji and Pilbara regions to celebrate NAIDOC this week. Check your local paper for a listing of events. Some highlights will be the Ngarluma & Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd’s football carnival in Roebourne this weekend, free community events featuring food and music in Karratha on Friday and Sunday, and the NAIDOC awards celebration in South Hedland on Saturday, to name just a few.

YMAC has already been celebrating NAIDOC, with stalls at the Tom Price and Perth opening ceremonies on Sunday, as well as last week’s Bundiyarra cultural celebrations in Geraldton.

If you are in Karratha or South Hedland this week come say hello to YMAC staff at the community events on there.

 

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Dawn service to commemorate 100 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Veterans in Service. 7 July 2013

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YMAC stall at Bundiyarra cultural celebrations in Geraldton. 3 July 2013 

2013 Good Heart Art Exhibition set to open in Perth

Posted: May 24th, 2013

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The 2013 Good Heart Art Exhibition will soon open in Perth after a spectacular preview of the exhibition finishes up in Geraldton today.

Almost 200 pieces from over 50 new and established mid-west artists will be showcased in Perth from 10-14 June, and all artwork will be for sale with proceeds going to the artists.

This will be the Good Heart Art’s sixth exhibition, sponsored by Oakajee Port and Rail.

The exhibition will run from Monday 10 June – Friday 14 June 2013,  10am to 4pm daily, in the foyer of the QV1 Building, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

For more information, contact Nan Rickards on 0417 184 290 or visit the the Good Heart website.

Good Heart 2013 Calls for Indigenous Artworks

Posted: April 19th, 2013

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There is just over a week left for Indigenous artists from the mid-west to submit contributions to be considered for the Good Heart 2013 art exhibition.

Now in its sixth year, the Oakajee Port and Rail Good Heart Aboriginal Art Project showcases traditional and contemporary works by emerging and established mid-west artists to a metropolitan audience.

The main exhibition will take place in Perth from 10-14 June 2013, after a preview in Geraldton from 13-27 May.

Works must be submitted for consideration by Wednesday 1 May 2013.

Artists interested in submitting works should contact Nan Rickards on 0417 184 290 or email nan.rickards@bigpond.com

Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Awards

Posted: March 8th, 2013

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Indigenous artists are encouraged to enter the 2013 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

The awards, now in their 30th year, recognise the important contribution made by Indigenous artists and promote the understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from both regional and urban Australia.

The Grand Prize is $40,000, with five additional $4,000 awards in various other categories.

Entries close 15 March 2013.

For more information, including application and eligibility requirements, visit www.nt.gov.au/natsiaa