Indigenous Artwork Raffle Fundraiser for Arts Law and Artists in the Black

May 11
 Event Date:
11th May 2017
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Indigenous Artwork Raffle Fundraiser for Arts Law and Artists in the Black

Arts Law is holding a raffle to raise funds for Arts Law, in particular for our Artists in the Black program which supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creators.

Raffle tickets are available for $50 or three for $125, and entering the raffle puts you in the running to win one of three beautiful, ethically sourced artworks. The winners will be announced on 11 May 2017. Our first place artwork is valued at $4500, our second place artwork is valued at $2200 and third place is valued at $800.

This is a fantastic opportunity to own a stunning artwork created by renowned artists while also helping our Artists in the Black program continue to advocate for and provide legal assistance to artists around the country, especially in regional and remote parts of Australia. You can read more about the ways Arts Law helps artists here. Only 400 tickets are available so buy yours and enter to win today! 1 ticket for $50 or 3 for $125.

First Prize

Warmurrungu by Nyarapayi Giles

101.5cm x 91.5cm: acrylic on canvas

Nyarapayi Giles is one of the respected elders of the Tjukurla Community. Nyarapayi was bom in the Gibson desert at an important cultural site called  ‘Karku’. As a yound woman, Nyarapa travelled throughout the Westem Desert region with her mother and step-father, hunting, gathering bushtucker and camping in the traditional way of the Ngaanyatjarra people. Nyarapayi’s knowledge of the Inma (ceremonies) and Tjukurpa (dreaming stories) associated with the country here is extensive. Nyarapayi settled in Tjukurla when the community was first established in the ‘1980s. She works with ‘purnu’ (wood carving) and still enjoys hunting in the bush. She learned to make baskets woven from spinifex in the 80s and has a large basket on permanent exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery.

Nyarapayi Giles’ works explores her country and associated tjukurrpa in an exquisite and unique expression of colour and movement. Nyarapayi has gained recognition as a key artist in the contemporary indigenous arts world. Her works are collected by collectors and institutions around Australia and internationally.

Second Prize

Ethel's Country by Netta Loogatha

137cm x 61 cm: synthetic polymer on linen

‘This painting is about my sister’s Country at Bentinck Island. It’s north of Bentinck and it’s called Oak Tree Point. There is a river that runs through it.’ - Netta Loogatha

Netta Loogatha first exhibited her paintings in 2005, as one the renowned seven ‘sisters’ from Bentinck Island, including Sally Gabori, who burst onto the art scene with their vibrant and unique depictions of their country in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland. 

Third Prize

Shifting Sands by Penny Evans

38cm x 31cm x 9cm: ceramics

I am a visual artist of Gamilaraay descent (North West NSW). My practice includes ceramics, film, mixed works on paper and artist’s books. I am process driven and my practice is a healing through decolonisation. Design work on my ceramics reference my Gamilaraay cultural heritage combined with my own graphic style.

Enter today! 1 ticket for $50 or 3 for $125

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The raffle will be drawn on 11 May 2017 at the conclusion of the Arts Law Pro Bono Awards. If winners are not present on the night they will be notified by email. Results will be published on our website.