Bush artists win Our Mob award

Our Mob people's choiceA painting by Coober Pedy artists has won the Flinders-sponsored People’s Choice award at this year’s Our Mob, the 10th annual celebration of South Australian Aboriginal artists.

The painting, Women Gathering Bush Tucker, by Rowena Williams (Antikirinya, Yankunytjatjara, Matutjara people) with Rochelle Crombie and Melika Williams from Coober Pedy, pictured, has been on show at the Artspace Gallery at the Adelaide Festival Centre since 10 October. The exhibition closes on Sunday 6 December.

The People’s Choice award was sponsored by Flinders University and Yunggorendi First Nations Centre (or Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement).

Entries in the exhibition, including the winning People’s Choice acrylic on canvas (107.6cm x 200cm), are available for purchase via the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

Our Mob 2015, which focused on South Australian artists and included a regional Our Mob exhibition in partnership with Port Augusta Cultural Centre, was part of this year’s inaugural Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art still running at the Art Gallery of South Australia and other spaces until 17 January.

Since 2006, Our Mob exhibitions at the Festival Centre have involved the artwork of almost 600 Indigenous artists, many young emerging artists from regional Australia.

 

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