Mr Jimmy Donegan wins the 2010 Telstra Art Award

As I noted here yesterday, you would have had to kill me if I'd released the name of the winner of the $40,000 Telstra Art Award, the big bucks prize in the annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA).

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[caption id="attachment_3951" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Jimmy Donegan's 2010 Telstra award-winning painting "Papa Tjukurpa Pukara""]Jimmy Donegan's 2010 Telstra award-winning painting "Papa Tjukurpa Pukara"[/caption]

As I noted here yesterday, you would have had to kill me if I'd released the name of the winner of the $40,000 Telstra Art Award, the big bucks prize in the annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA).

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  3. Morph

    OOPs a crucial word missed out in the last post:

    You are quite right. The quality of this years art award shows the resilience and dynamism of Aboriginal and is a testimony to rich systems of knowledge and practice that lie behind it. And indeed much of this powerful work is being produced at art centres across Australia which instead of being demeaned should be recognised as among the most successful Indigenous businesses in regional Australia. There is indeed no contradiction between running a good business and encouraging powerful and innovative contemporary artistic practice. There seems to be synergy between the desires and enterprise of Aboriginal artists and the energetic, entrepreneurial and dedicated body of people who want to work in the art industry. We need more synergistic relationships like that to develop and be supported in other areas of Indigenous economic development.

  4. Morph

    You are quite right. The quality of this years art award shows the resilience and dynamism of Aboriginal and is a testimony to rich systems of knowledge and practice that lie behind it. And indeed much of this powerful work is being produced at art centres across Australia which instead of being demeaned should be recognised as among the most successful Indigenous businesses in regional Australia. There is in contradiction between running a good business and encouraging powerful and innovative contemporay artistic practice. There seems to be synergy between the desires and enterprise of Aboriginal artists and the energetic, entrepreneurial and dedicated body of people who want to work in the art industry. We need more synergistic relationships like that to develop and be supported in other areas of Indigenous economic development.

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