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Winner: Work On Paper Category – 30th Telstra Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory in Darwin, Northern Territory

The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award held at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory in Darwin, Northern Territory launched it’s 30th art award exhibition on Friday the 9th of August.

77 works were selected as part of the award exhibition and Teho’s print titled Apudthama was selected for the award exhibition and to his surprise, Teho’s work won the Work On Paper Category in the award.

Judges Bruce Mclean and Destiny Deacon comments stated that the work was “bold, clear, clean, Teho Ropeyarn’s Apudthama strengthens and reinforces the story of the unity of the four clans of the Injinoo area of the tip of Cape York”.

Teho’s print Apudthama incorporated traditional mens ceremony body meenha (mark), four marking placed horizontally represented the four clans from Injinoo with a spirit stream wave in the background connecting the four clans together reinforcing cultural ties, history and the long association of the four groups of peoples.

The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award runs until November 10.

The print Apudthama can be viewed in the Fine Art Shop section of the website in the printmaking category. Click on the printmaking word link.