An art competition celebrating Indigenous Australian culture has been launched by MAX Employment, and entries are now open right across Australia.
The 2016 MAX National Indigenous Art Competition is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists over the age of 18 and living in Australia.
2015 Major Prize Winner Belynda Waugh said she was thrilled to be invited back to participate as a judge on the 2016 competition judging panel.
“Being on the panel of judges for the 2016 competition is exciting. I’m really looking forward to seeing what stories artists choose to tell through their submissions this year,”
Ms Waugh said.
“Competitions like these support emerging Indigenous Australian talent. There are a lot of Indigenous Australian artists out there, and initiatives like these are a great way to get their work seen and make a comment on Indigenous issues in a creative way.”
Ms Waugh said winning the competition last year was a great experience, saying “the whole process was great, and it was nice to go down to Redfern for the finalist exhibition and meet the other finalists and hear the other stories.”
MAX Employment Managing Director Deborah Homewood said the competition was all about giving Indigenous Australia artists a platform to share their culture and heritage with others.
“The 2016 competition will focus on highlighting the great artistic talent from Indigenous Australia artists, and showcasing the diversity of Indigenous Australian communities.
“There is a group exhibition for 20 finalists in July at NSW Parliament House, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the amazing work that comes out of the competition,”
Ms Homewood said.
Submissions for the 2016 MAX National Indigenous Competition are open now until April 25. For more information or to submit your artwork, please visit maxsolutions.com.au/artcomp