Koorie Art Show 2017

When: Until 25 February 2018
Where: Koorie Heritage Trust Gallery, Levels 1 and 3 Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne
How much: Free entry
More info: Koorie Heritage Trust website

Now in its fourth year, the Koorie Heritage Trust’s annual Koorie Art Show showcases the diverse talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space.

The show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of emerging to senior Koorie and Victorian-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. All entries are exhibited in the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Gallery at Federation Square and all works are available for sale to the public (including the winning works). 80 artists from around Victoria have entered into the show this year, from across regional and rural Victoria, presenting over 130 works. Entries cover a gamut of media, from paintings to drawings, photography, etchings, sculptures and installations featuring natural materials, and features artists at the beginning of their artistic careers through to long-standing art leaders.

The overall winner this year was Nicholas Hovington for his Wrapped in Culture sculpture, made of kangaroo jaws.

Main image courtesy Koorie Heritage Trust.