Koori Mail and Lismore Regional Gallery collaborate to create new Indigenous art award

CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS ART: Albert (Digby) Moran, Growing up on the Island exhibition installed at Lismore Regional Gallery, 2018.
CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS ART: Albert (Digby) Moran, Growing up on the Island exhibition installed at Lismore Regional Gallery, 2018.

Lismore Regional Gallery and The Koori Mail are calling out for entries to the inaugural Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award 2021, a new art prize open to artists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

The Award aims to encourage entries from established, mid-career, and emerging Indigenous artists from across the country working in any medium.

It is a non-acquisitive award that is free to enter. Entries are submitted online via the Lismore Regional Gallery website and close at midnight AEST on Friday September 24.

The winner of the $10,000 prize will be announced at Lismore Regional Gallery on Saturday December 4, 2021, with the winning work and finalist works on exhibition at the gallery from December 4 to January 30, 2022.

Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award prizes:

  • The Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award: $10,000
  • Bundjalung Art Award: $2,500 Open to Bundjalung artists and/or artists working on Bundjalung country
  • Innovation Art Award: $2,500 Open to Indigenous artists living in Bundjalung, Yaegl and Githabul country
  • Youth Art Award: $500 Open to artists from 12 to 24 years of age