Inaugural Aboriginal arts worker photography prize announced - Art Collector

Rhonda Unrupa Dick, Panel 4 (from the series My Great-Grandmothers Country. My Grandfathers Mother's Birthplace), 2012. Digital photographic print on archival paper, 26 x 26cm. Courtesy: the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

5 February 2013 | A new annual arts prize aimed at encouraging photography by arts workers in remote communities is about to showcase works from its inaugural 2012 edition.

The Desart Aboriginal Arts Worker Photography Prize brings the culture and everyday life of remote arts workers to a wider audience, and hopes to expand the prize in coming years to include additional awards.

The overall prize winner of the 2012 prize was Rhonda Dick. She was selected for her unique and engaging technical skills by judges Nici Cumpston, assistant curator of Indigenous Australian art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and photographer and filmmaker Warwick Thornton.

The Desart Aboriginal Arts Worker Photography Prize 2012 exhibition opens on 12 February at Alcaston Gallery. The award is an initiative of Desart, the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Arts & Craft Centres.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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