Finalist! WAMA Art Prize 2021


We re excited to announce that Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon’s print ‘Tali Tali – Sandhills’ has been selected as a finalist in the 2021  WAMA Art Prize. You can view and purchase the work in the online exhibition here

The inaugural WAMA Art Prize, Works on Paper attracted more than 500 entries from across Australia. The number and quality of artists who entered highlights the resonance that the theme of art and nature has within our creative community. In particular, the artworks reflected an acute awareness of the many environmental issues facing all of us.

The judging panel comprising of Anne Virgo, Robert Nelson, Suzanne Davies and Jacky Healy had the extremely challenging task of selecting only 40 finalists out of a remarkable body of work by a huge number of entrants. The judges were greatly impressed by the diversity and manifest talent of the artists being inspired and enriched by nature within their work.

The artworks innovatively used a great variety of techniques such as various printmaking techniques, collage, papier–mâché, gouache, watercolour, ink and charcoal drawing, in works in both two and three dimensions. These works canvas many perspectives, from acknowledging the power of First Nation’s Peoples knowledge of Country, to contemplating the devastating impact of bush fires and drought on our environment, as well as celebrating the beauty and fragility of Australia’s flora and fauna.
Jacky Healy
Chair, Art Advisory Council
WAMA Foundation

Vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will receive $2500.

Voting is open until October 22 and will be announced on October 25, 2021.

To vote: click on the ‘Vote’ button on your chosen artist.

Visit event website.