Finalists announced for 2013 Kate Challis RAKA Award - Art Collector

Mabel Juli, Garnkiny Ngrranggarni, 2010. Natural ochre and pigment on canvas, 120 x 180 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Seva Frangos Art, Perth

26 June 2013 | Nine artist have been shortlisted for this year's Kate Challis RAKA Award.

They are Teresa Baker, Daniel Boyd, Hector Burton, Timothy Cook, Mabel Juli, Tommy Mitchell, Alick Tipoti, Garawan Wanambi and Regina Wlison.

The award was established in 1988 to assist in the development of Indigenous creative artists. It is offered annually and in a five year cycle with various disciplines awarded each year - creative prose, drama, scriptwriting, poetry and visual arts.

The previous visual arts winners are Gali Gurruwiwi in 2009, Ricky Maynard in 2003, Brook Andrew in 1998 and Lin Onus in 1993. The winner of this year's award will be announced at the exhibition opening on 14 August 2013 at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in the University of Melbourne campus.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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