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Entries Open For 10th Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

Date: 2 April 2015

Aboriginal artists across the state are invited to be part of the 10th anniversary of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards (VIAAs).

The VIAAs have grown from strength to strength since being established by the Victorian Government in 2005. The awards aim to celebrate and promote Victoria’s Aboriginal visual arts sector and create commercial opportunities for Aboriginal artists.

Hosted in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the VIAAs feature more than $40,000 in prizes, including the $30,000 Deadly Art Award, supported by Creative Victoria. Other award categories include $5,000 awards supported by Federation University and the Australian Catholic University.

Winners and finalists over the last decade include acclaimed and internationally recognised artists Bindi Cole and Reko Rennie, who were named winners in 2008. More than 280 artworks have been exhibited, making the awards a high-profile platform for artists.

Entries to the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists at all career stages, across all mediums. Artists must either be Victorian-born or current residents of Victoria and be aged 18 or over.

Entries close on Tuesday 9 June, 2015.

An exhibition of finalist works will open at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Saturday 8 August, 2015 before International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on Sunday 9 August.

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