NAIDOC Week Art Competition 2021
As part of our commitment to building meaningful relationships and opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, Cootharinga North Queensland has partnered with Access Arts and CPL – Choice, Passion, Life to hold our second NAIDOC Week Art Competition.
Entries are now being accepted and will close 5.00 pm Friday 25 June 2021
Who can enter?
We are looking for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists of all experience levels to showcase their artwork and start important conversations about their culture and backgrounds. You don’t have to be a member of Cootharinga North Queensland to submit your artwork, but we would love to see some of our own artists showcase their work!
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists submitting artwork must:
- be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
- identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
- be an individual aged 10 years or older.
Please note, no group entries (three or more people) will be accepted.
How does it work?
The theme of the artwork needs to reflect the 2021 NAIDOC Week theme: Heal Country!
Artworks can be of painting, sculpture or drawing artistic mediums, submitted in one of the two categories: Creative Ability or Up-and-Coming Artist
Creative Ability: For artists who are new to their craft and are at a beginner level
- 1st Place: $350 VISA Gift Card
- Runner up: $150 VISA Gift Card
Up-and-Coming Artist: For artists who are skilled in their craft and are at an intermediate level or above
- 1st Place: $2500 cash
- 2nd Place: $1500 cash
You can read about the terms and conditions here. All entries will be judged by representatives of the CPL Group, with winning entries announced across Cootharinga North Queensland, Access Arts and CPL - Choice, Passion, Life's social media platforms and website during NAIDOC Week, 4 -11 July 2021.
All entries will be judged by representatives from the CPL Group, with winning entries announced across Cootharinga North Queensland, Access Arts and CPL – Choice, Passion, Life’s social media platforms and websites during NAIDOC Week, 4 -11 July 2021.
NAIDOC Week Art Competition Judges:
Sophia Sambono, Associate Curator Indigenous Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Sophia is a descendant of the Jingili people with family connections from Elliot/Newcastle Waters to Darwin, Daly River and the Tiwi Islands.
Fiona Hill, Area Manager - Mount Isa and North West, Cootharinga North Queensland. Fiona is an Artist, painter and descendant of the Waluwarra, Yirendali, Ngawun and Arrente groups.
Felicity Chapman, Founder Deadly Wavers, Runner-up Access Arts Achievement Award 2019. Felicity is an artist, weaver and proud Wiradjuri woman living on Ngaro country (Airlie Beach).
Karen Kettlewell, Client support and Wellbeing trainer, CPL - choice, Passion Life. Karen is a Criminologist and works in the Clinical Governance Unit for CPL. She's originally from Noosa QLD, but lives in Brisbane.
How do I enter?
Complete the online submission form below by 5.00 pm Friday 25 June 2021. Please supply:
- at least two (2) clear close-up photos of the artwork;
- one (1) photo of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist holding his/her artwork in their arms;
- a description of the artwork (maximum 200 words) on how the artwork reflects the 2021 NAIDOC Week theme: Heal Country!
Please note that the only accepted photo format is jpgs and the accepted size of the file is between 1MB and 3MB.
If you would like more information or are having difficulty submitting your entry, please email email@example.com or call 07 4759 2032.