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Indigenous Ceramic Award at Shepparton Art Museum

Shepparton Art Museum is about to host the 2022 Indigenous Ceramic Award, 8 October from 4:30pm.

Indigenous Ceramic Award at Shepparton Art Museum

Defining Shepparton as a cultural hub with this fabulous piece if Denton Corker Marshall architecture, SAM (Shepparton Art Museum) is about to host the 2022 Indigenous Ceramic Award (ICA) this October 8 from 4:30pm.

Now in its seventh iteration, the 2022 ICA exhibition features 19 finalist works shortlisted by the judging panel, which this year consisted of Museums Victoria Senior Curator Kimberley Moulton (Yorta Yorta), leading contemporary artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, and artist and 2018 ICA finalist Penny Evans (K/Gamilaroi).

The award’s Major Acquisitive Prize ($20,000) and South-East Australian Aboriginal Artist Prize ($5,000) attract a high calible of entries. However, the main impetus is the national platform to share personal, historical and deep cultural learnings from artists and Country. The award celebrates and supports the rich and diverse use of the ceramic medium by Indigenous artists and acknowledges the special industry of ceramic art.

 “The official opening will be a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the talent and creativity of the finalists featured in 2022 ICA. It provides a space to share valuable cultural learnings and exchange, and we are so honoured to be joined by many of the artists who have participated in the exhibition” says Melinda Martin, SAM CEO.

A new work from Penny Evans, who has been commissioned as the 2022 ICA feature artist in addition to sitting on the award judging panel, will also be unveiled. Evans’ site-responsive ceramic work, Dhuwidha Dhurraaya (Dig Deeper), will be mounted on the wall lining the main staircase at SAM. Evans will join SAM on Sunday 9 October for a special edition of SAM Talks, where she will discuss her creative practice and the process of her commissioned work.

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