Pitjantjat Senior Artist Tappy Nincha Goodwin has become Australia’s richest landscape award-winning first woman since its inception in 2017. Her work is “Antara”.
Goodwin’s work, presented at Hobart on Friday, was selected by Hadley’s $ 100,000 art award from 35 finalists at two galleries at the city’s historic Hadley’s Orient Hotel. It was exhibited.
Goodwin is the chairman of the Mimily McArts Center, 500 km southwest of Alice Springs.Her award-winning work is about Jukurupa The story of the witch’s grab, the story of the Antara region, on the land of Anangupichanchacharayankunichachala (APY) in northwestern South Australia.
“The story of Witchetti Grab is the main story. [story], It’s really huge, it’s a big ritual, “Goodwin said in an artist’s statement. “It’s a very old story from ancient times, and I was taught about it when I moved to Mimili as a young girl. Now I take care of it and tell the kids about it, Antara’s story. I am. “
The jury – acclaimed Waanyi multimedia artist Judy Watson, head curator of Australian art at the New South Wales Museum, and Mary Knights, senior curator at the Winternikriff, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery – “believes in Antara”. It was an unbelievably resolved work. ” … The color palette is fascinating – colors push and pull pictures. The work creates movement. You can imagine an artist singing. It’s like performativity. “
“Jukurpa resonates through work,” they said. “There are a variety of brush strokes and markings in a unique, raw and energetic way. This powerful painting is vibrant.”
“I’m happy to tell a story that’s very important to her community,” said Goodwin through interpreter Partima Fielding, daughter of artist Robert Fielding. “I’m happy to share the story with the whole of Australia.” Said.
Tasmanian-based artist Catherine Wu won the Packing Room Award for mixed media for her aluminum work A Moment in the Day.
“This work aims to evoke a certain quality of light that occurs in the landscape,” Wu said in an artist’s statement. “Scattered sunlight-reflected and rainbow-colored: bounces off with rippling water, moving leaves, salt lakes, and quartz debris.”
The $ 10,000 Residency Award, which houses the winning artist at the Salamanca Arts Center for a month, presented her work to Darwinian artist Max Bowden.
Founded in 2017 by Tasmanian philanthropists Don Neil and Annette Reynolds, who own the 1834 hotel hosting the exhibition, Hadley’s Art Award is a $ 50,000 win for landscapes and sculptures that has been held annually since 1897. The prize money is twice as much as the prize. Received the AGNSW Archibald Award since 1921.
This year’s Hadley finalists were dominated by female artists (70%), who account for more than one-third of First Nations artists, such as Bugai Whirter, Alec Baker, and Kachara Butler.
Tasmanian artist and scholar Neil Haddon, who painted aluminum pieces with large acrylics, oils and lacquers, has been an award-winning finalist every year since its inception when he entered McAlley Harbor.
According to Haddon, entering Macquarie Harbor was inspired by a handwritten story by James Kelly, who traveled around Tasmania on a whaler in 1815. As Kelly approached the harbor on the west coast, the ship was engulfed in smoke from what he assumed was a local hunting expedition from the island’s indigenous people.
Hadon’s early work, The Visit, a fictional portrayal of British writer HG Wells cycling through the Tasmanian landscape, won the Hadley Art Award in 2018 and is one of the pride of the hotel on the walls of the gallery. Occupy.
Through its enormous size, Haddon’s work is one of the most dominant at the exhibition, alongside Whyoulter’s Wantili and Canning Stock Route Well 25.
The Kartujarra artist in his 80s states that his family has traveled the Canning Stock Route many times through his grandson Cyril Whyoulter.
“She saw White Blow for the first time there. She was a canning mob when they were moving up and down the stock route with a bull,” her grandson said in a statement.
“She was a young girl walking around Wantiri.”
Whyoulter is a four-time finalist of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Art Awards, a general painting category she won last year.
Other well-established artists among the finalists include Whyoulter and Haddon, as well as Baker, Pat Brassington, Paul Miller, Mary Tonkin, Michelle Woody and Ken Done.