SAM Indigenous Ceramics Award

Medium / category: Ceramics

Eligibility: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists

Associated institution: SAM

Established under the patronage of acclaimed artist Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher James AO (Thainakuith), the Shepparton Art Museum Indigenous Ceramic Award (ICA) is the most prestigious national award for Indigenous ceramics, showcasing new and exciting developments in the field.

The acquisitive prize attracts ceramic works from Indigenous artists across Australia and builds on SAM’s significant holdings of Indigenous ceramics.

Presented on Yorta Yorta Country, this Award provides a national platform to share personal, historical and deep cultural learnings from artists and Country. It celebrates and supports the rich and diverse use of the ceramic medium by Indigenous artists and acknowledges the special industry of ceramic art.