WINNER - 2018 @blacktowncityartprize
Bankstown Koori Elders Group, ‘Tribal Pride’ 2018
Bankstown Koori Elders Group has been awarded the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize for ‘Tribal Pride’, a 190 cm sculptural work made from clay, wood and sand.
‘Tribal Pride’ was made by 11 Elders, with their teacher Walter Auer.
The judges noted the artwork features a “quintessential visual language that speaks of this place, Sydney. Although ‘Tribal Pride’ is a contemporary ceramic work, it acknowledges traditional cultural practices such as carving, evident through the delicate and precise line work.”
“The Pride we get when we see it all come together as one work of art is encouraging; the enjoyment we get as a mob is very uplifting,” said the Elders, who won the Aboriginal Artist Prize in 2016. “For is to get her together to create art is wonderful and inspirational.”
Congratulations Bankstown Koori Elders Group!
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