A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Monday, July 9, 2012

NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Prize

Currently showing at the Grafton Regional Gallery are two really interesting but very different exhibitions linked to Indigenous Australians. Today I will show you a few pieces from the NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Prize of 2011.
The painting in the background is by Graham 'Nudge' Blacklock and is entitled The Point, The Georges River, it was highly commended. The raffia/paper baskets in the foreground are entitled Keeping Culture by Ethel-anne Gundy.

Wendy Pawley's Australis Terra Nullius is a confronting piece of mixed media with lots to say about the history of the Land Rights Movement and events in the history of the Aboriginal People since the European invasion.


  1. Both are impressive pieces of art! So much ochrey yellow dominates the first one and the second one seems especially unusual and confronting - re-mapping our traditional thought lines!

  2. Lovely post!
    I saw a lot of great art made ​​
    by Aboriginal when I was in Australia.
    Have a nice day!

  3. Both are beautiful and colorful! Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ YACB

  4. That is so blue-tiful!

    I goofed! I set the Blue Monday post for 6AM instead of 12 Midnight. Please forgive me, and come link in.

    Happy Blue Monday, Mark.

  5. beautiful works of art....I have always been fascinated by the Aboriginal culture, as well as many others....
    I wonder if the white man treated them as badly as the US did to Indians?

  6. They're so talented, beautiful arts..

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by..


  7. Those are gorgeous!

    Visiting from Blue Monday, here's my lovely BLUE. Your comment will be greatly appreciated!!

  8. Visiting again for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..



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