Aboriginal Art

  • Viscopy member Betty Kuntiwa Pumani wins the 2017 Wynne Prize

    Betty Kuntiwa Pumani from Mimili Maku Arts in Alice Springs has won the prestigious $50,000 Wynne Prize for her painting ‘Antara’ (pictured).

    The Wynne Prize is Australia’s oldest art prize and is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery … Continued

  • Indigenous Art Meets Fashion at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    During the parades of Sydney’s Fashion Week, emerging designer Johanna Louise Smith debuted her latest collection featuring works by indigenous artists Jakayu Biljabu and Bugai Whyoulter, from Martumili Art Centre in Newman in Western Australia.  Ms Smith collaborated with the … Continued

  • Lonely Sculpture

    Finalists Announced for John Fries Award 2015

    Fifteen emerging artists have today been announced as finalists to the John Fries Award 2015, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most coveted awards for emerging contemporary artists.

    The finalists are from all over Australia, with two New Zealand and … Continued

  • Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori), Dibirdibi Country, © Mrs Gabori 2011/Licensed by Viscopy.

    A Colourful Life Celebrated

    Respected traditional Kaiadilt elder and Viscopy member Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori) sadly passed away last month, leaving behind a legacy as one of Australia’s most extraordinary contemporary artists.

    Mrs Gabori exploded onto the art scene in 2005 when she began … Continued

  • Indigenous Education Program Reaches Remote Regions

    Indigenous communications co-ordinator and legal officer Patricia (Trish) Adjei,  travels more than 5,000 kilometres every year to deliver an Indigenous education program to remote regions in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia.

    Trish, a Torres Strait Islander … Continued

  • Charles Meere, Australian Beach Pattern Poster for the Australia Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. © Charles Meere/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014

    Viscopy licenses Australian art for London Exhibition

    Viscopy members were involved in the largest historical survey of Australian art ever displayed in Britain, for an exhibition jointly organised by the National Gallery of Australia and London’s Royal Academy of Arts during late 2013.

    Australia featured more than … Continued