The Koorie Art Show 2017 opened on the weekend and brings together the diverse talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space.
Koorie Heritage Trust CEO Tom Mosby, says that while the exhibition has a community focus, it is also a chance for the Trust to scope new talent.
“The idea is a community art-show where we call for all entries and don’t reject anyone. It is also about looking at the new and emerging talent that we have in Victoria and it helps us identify new and emerging talent that we might like to support with exhibitions moving forward.”
All visual arts mediums are eligible and previous shows have featured works ranging from paintings to drawings, photography, etchings, sculptures and installations featuring natural materials.
Now in its fifth year, the show is the result of an art competition, offering a total of $20,000 in five category award areas, these are: excellence in any media; reconciliation award, 3D award, encouragement award and Moogji Club People’s Choice Award.
This annual show offers a range of work in an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition.
It also shows works by artists at both the beginning of their careers through to established artists.
Presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust Gallery at Federation Square, the artworks are available for purchase by members of the public. The show is also supported by Creative Victoria.
The Koorie Art Show 2017 will run from 9 December to 25 February 2018.
The Koorie Art Show 2017
Date: 9 Dec - 25 February 2018
Hours: 10am - 5pm daily, open seven days a week
Location: Yarra Building, Federation Square