'Meeting Place' - 2016 Finalist Angela Marr-Grogan
MAX Employment is pleased to announce the 20 finalists for the 2016 MAX National Indigenous Art Competition!
For over a month, MAX Employment put the call out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across the nation to submit their photography, painting or drawing to the 2016 MAX National Indigenous Art Competition.
Entries were received from all over Australia, and after almost a week of deliberating, MAX has officially announced a list of twenty finalists who will be flying to Sydney to attend the opening of the official exhibition at NSW Parliament Fountain Court Gallery, entitled ‘Our Communities’ – Finalists of the 2016 MAX National Indigenous Art Competition.
Congratulations to the 2016 finalists:
- Angela Marr-Grogan
- Anna Dowling
- Betty Braedon
- Bradley Manns
- Carissa Paglino
- Courtney Hill
- Darryl McCarthy
- Fiona Bathern
- Hazel Pearl Cowburn
- Jacinda Washington
- Jake Trindorfer
- Leeton Lee
- Leslie Stewart
- Luke Mallie
- Marilyn Davies
- Saretta Fielding
- Scott Moore
- Shara Delaney
- William Haupt
- Zachary Bennett-Brook
'Konara Clan' - 2016 Finalist Saretta Fielding
All finalists will have their submissions showcased in a six week exhibition at NSW Parliament Fountain Court Gallery, hosted by NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs the Hon. Leslie Williams MP.
MAX Employment Managing Director Deborah Homewood said selecting the finalists for the 2016 competition was an intense process.
“I certainly didn’t envy the task the judges had ahead of them. They had a huge amount of talent to select from this year. We had a lot of amazing entries which was great to see,” she said.
“A huge thanks to 2015 NAIDOC Artist of the Year Daren Dunn, 2015 Competition Winner Belynda Waugh, and MAX Indigenous Programs Manager Courtney Morgan for their time and effort judging an incredible pool of talent.”
The winners will be announced at the exhibition opening, with the Major Prize Winner walking away with $3,000, and the Youth Prize Winner receiving $2,000
‘Our Communities’ – Finalists of the 2016 MAX National Indigenous Art Competition will be open for public viewing at the NSW Parliament Fountain Court Gallery from 15 June – 21 July 2016.