12 Finalists Announced for the 2015 MAX Indigenous Art Competition

MAX Employment is pleased to announce the 12 finalists for the 2015 MAX Indigenous Art Competition!

September 08 2015


2015 finalist Saretta Fielding - "Yamuloong – Coming Together"

MAX Employment is pleased to announce the 12 finalists for the 2015 MAX Indigenous Art Competition! 

Launching in NAIDOC Week 2015, an overwhelming number of entries were received from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists all over Australia. The competition judges were given the difficult job of selecting ten finalists and two major prize winners from the extremely high calibre of submissions.

Congratulations to the 2015 MAX Indigenous Art Competition finalists:

Kaitanu Clubb
Saretta Fielding
Sherren T. Gross       
Courtney Hill
Jyi Lawton
Sharilee Marr
Darryl McCarthy

Daryll Mitchell
Sonny Arthur Perry
Kim Schloss
Samantha Snow
Jacinda Washington
Belynda Waugh

Two major prize winners will be announced at a finalist exhibition opening night in November at Sydney's National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE).

The major prize winner will receive $2,000 cash, with a youth category major prize winner receiving $1,000 in prizes. The twelve finalists will also feature in the MAX Employment 2016 calendar, distributed nationwide.

MAX Employment would like to sincerely thank the 2015 MAX Indigenous Art Competition judges;

MAX Employment National Indigenous Program and Engagement Manager Ms. Courtney Morgan, Eastern Territory Aboriginal Elder Uncle Barry Watson, Aboriginal Mentor Ms. Sue Morgan, and Aboriginal artist and winner of the 2015 National NAIDOC Poster Competition Ms. Elaine Chambers.

Thank you to all entrants for helping celebrate the diversity and tradition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in the communities we work in. If you missed out on entering this year, keep a look out for the 2016 MAX Indigenous Art Competition, set to be bigger and better than ever!

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