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Entries Open for 2023 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award

2018 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Exhibition on display in the Wabunaw Geth Gallery at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre
2023 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Guest Judge, Avril Quaill

The Gab Titui Cultural Centre has announced that entries are now open for the 2023 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award (GTIAA).

Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Chairperson Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM said TSRA was proud to support the return of the Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award, after an unfortunate COVID-19 hiatus.

“It’s the biggest event on the Gab Titui Cultural Centre’s exhibition and events calendar, attracting attention from leading cultural institutions and prominent Indigenous curators and artists,” Mr Stephen said.

“This year, winning artists will share in $37,000 worth of prizes, including the $10,000 first prize.

“A new award category has been introduced to celebrate and showcase the incredible jewellers and textile weavers in the region who will compete for a prize of $2,000 and be awarded for Best Contemporary Jewellery Work.”

Renowned curator, Indigenous arts advocate and proud Nunukul woman, Ms Avril Quaill, has joined the 2023 GTIAA as this year’s guest judge.

She is the current the First Nations Engagement Principal at the Queensland Museum and Chair of the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Indigenous Advisory Committee.

“Ms Quaill’s extensive experience and knowledge of Indigenous arts make her an ideal guest judge for the awards,” Mr Stephen said.

“She will lead a panel of cultural advisors in the judging process to identify works that personify culture, provoke conversation and are visually stunning.”

To enter the 12th GTIAA, local Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal artists and craftsmen, living within the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area, can submit one entry in any medium, that has been created in the last year, and has not been exhibited before.

Entries close on Friday 21 July  (5pm), and the exhibition will open with an awards presentation on Thursday 2 November 2023.

The Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award was established as an initiative of the TSRA’s Culture, Art, and Heritage Program to provide opportunity to local artists wishing to increase their exhibition experience and exposure nationally.

For more information about the Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award or to submit an entry, please contact: Leitha Assan, Exhibitions and Public Programmes Manager, Gab Titui Cultural Centre, 07 4069 0873, or call 07 4069 0888.

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