Sally Gabori wins Togart Contemporary Art Award 2012 - Art Collector

Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country. Acrylic on linen, 152 x 197cm. Courtesy: the artist

11 September 2012 | Sally Gabori has added another prestigious award to her collection, with her work Dibirdibi Country announced the winner of the $15,000 non-acquisitive Togart Contemporary Art Award 2012.

The Togart Contemporary Art Award is open to all artists who have either based their practice within the Northern Territory or demonstrate a strong connection with the Territory through their work. This year, a record 45 artists were shortlisted for the award.

The 2012 Award was judged by was Franchesca Cubillo, senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art at the National Gallery of Australia, and Robert Butler, senior curator of Australian prints and drawings at the NGA.

Three Highly Commended works were also announced: Chips Mackinolty for
Zuhuwa, Therese Ritchie for All dressed up and nowhere to go, and Sonia Kurarra for Martuwarra.

The Togart award exhibition will be on display at Chan Contemporary Art Space in Darwin until 13 October 2012.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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