FORM and the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery is proud to present the 2018 Hedland Art Awards in partnership with principal partner BHP, and major partners, Town of Port Hedland, Pilbara Development Commission, and Pilbara Ports Authority. Artists from the Pilbara, Kimberley, Gascoyne, Mid West and Goldfields-Esperance regions are in the running for over $100,000 in prizes.
The Hedland Art Awards is one of the richest and most prestigious non-acquisitive regional art awards in Australia, providing exhibitors with exposure to a national audience, and giving new and upcoming artists opportunities to develop and showcase their work.
Nici Cumpston, Cathy Blanchflower, and Professor Ted Snell have been invited by FORM and the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery to deliver the arduous task of selecting the winning artworks of nine awards.
FORM regional curator Andrew Nicholls said the judging panel was one of the strongest and most diverse FORM has ever assembled for the Awards.
“Each year the Hedland Art Awards is judged by a different trio of independent judges, and we are delighted that this year’s panel comprises three nationally-regarded arts industry experts who have not previously visited the Pilbara,” he said.
“Cathy Blanchflower is a talented Western Australian artist whose work is represented in numerous national collections.
“Nici Cumpston is widely recognised as one of the most important curators in the country, as well as a talented artist in her own right, and we cannot wait to hear her thoughts about the Awards entries.
“Ted Snell has represented Western Australian artists on the national scene via his many roles in national organisations, judging panels and publications over recent decades, and we are thrilled to be able to draw upon his years of experience for the 2018 HAA.”
Congratulations to the following artists for being selected as one of 111 finalists in this year’s art awards. The winners will be announced on the evening of Friday 12 October and published on our website on Saturday 13 October. We wish each of them the best of luck!
2018 Hedland Art Awards Finalists
Illyampi Victor Burton
Roma Nyutjangka Butler
Nancy Nyanjilpayi Chapman
Hozaus Bidaliji Claire
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Layne Dhu Dickie
Nyaparu (William) Gardiner
Ngarralja Tommy May
Patrick Mung Mung
Nyangulya Katie Nalgood
John Prince Siddon
AWARD CATEGORIES AND PRIZES
Most Outstanding Work: $30,000
Best Work by an Indigenous Artist: $20,000
Best Work by a non-Indigenous Artist: $20,000
Kathy Donnelly Award: $10,000
Best Work in a Medium other than Painting: $8,000
Best Sculptural Work: $8,000
Youth Award (under 25): $2,500
Encouragement Award: $2,000
People’s Choice Award: $1,000
Application forms and information for exhibitors: