Medium / category: All mediums
Eligibility: Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal artists
Associated institution: Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Local Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal artists are invited to submit entries into the 2020 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award and secure their chance to share in more than $37,000 in prizes. The Indigenous Art Award is the biggest event in Gab Titui Cultural Centre’s exhibition calendar; an event which has attracted attention from some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions and been enriched by the participation of Indigenous curators and artists in the judging process.
The Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award was established in 2008 as an attempt to gather a thorough representation of works being created in the remote communities of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area regions. Since its inception, the Award has had the support of the National Museum of Australia, and welcomed Indigenous curators to participate in the judging process.
- Nancy Kiwat, Popa Dabad
Winner: Titui Indigenous Art Award
- Vincent Babia, The Drum of Wakemab
Winner: Best Cultural Artefact
- Andrew Passi Senior, Tag Mauki-Mauki Teter Mauki-Mauki (Do not take what is not yours – Your legs must not trespass).
Winner: Best Two-Dimensional
- Racy Oui Pitt, Pellet
Winner: Best Three-Dimensional Work
- Wasie Tardent, My Torres Strait Island Dinner Setting – Turtle and Rice
Winner: Best Craft Work for her coconut weaving
- Teleo Hope, Humans Collide with Nature to Create Culture
Winner: Best Secondary Student Work
- Maryann Bourne, Au Gem Wali
Winner: National Museum of Australia History Through Art Award
The award categories include the $10,000 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Winner, the $7,000 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Runner up, the $3,000 People’s Choice Art, the $3,000 Best Two-Dimensional Work, the $3,000 best Three-Dimensional Work and the $3,000 Best Craft Work. In addition, the $3,000 Best Cultural Artefact, the $500 Best Secondary Student Work, the $2,000 Best Contemporary Jewellery Work, the $2,000 National Museum of Australia History Through Art Award and the $500 National Museum of Australia History Through Art Secondary Student Award.
Information up to date from June 14 2023