Australian Sky by Danielle Mate Sullivan

Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize > 1 – 29 February

For the month of February, the Outback Arts Gallery in Coonamble played host to Australia’s most valuable Aboriginal Art Prize as the 2015 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize came to town. Over 30 unique works by contemporary Aboriginal artists were displayed, including the winner of the 2015 Award, Site Specific Work.

The works included in the 2015 prize explore a myriad of social and personal subjects, including memory, identity, community, and land. The tour showcased a variety of media and techniques, from photographs, paintings, handmade paper, sculptures and jewellery, which were outstanding displays of modern and traditional Aboriginal art.

The exhibition, managed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and supported by Arts NSW, received great support from locals, visitors and a number of school groups. They were inspired, impressed and challenged by the exhibition, which featured an exciting mix of established and emerging artists.