Saturday, July 22, 2017

Another Way of Seeing

Indigenous artist Peter Mungkuri wins Hadley's Art Prize

The Sydney Morning Herald  Goya Dmytryshchak  July 16 2017 
An Indigenous artist has won what is believed to be the world's richest landscape art prize for a drawing of his remote South Australian birthplace.

Peter Mungkuri has won the $100,000 inaugural Hadley's Art Prize for his depiction of the Aboriginal community of Fregon (Kaltjiti).

Peter Mungkuri with his winning artwork Ngura Wiru. 
Mungkuri said his piece, titled Ngura Wiru or Good Country, told a personal story.

"This is my story about that creek at Fregon," he said. "I was born there."

"Back then we lived in the bush, slept in the warm sand and we lived on the bush tucker.

"That place is where it all started, that was my home.

"I love this country, it has watched us Anangu (people) for many years. It is a wise country."

Mungkuri's ink on Somerset-paper drawing was chosen by a judging panel of three national art specialists, Lisa Slade, Rodger Butler and Julie Gough.

Bnganampa kililpil - our stars
 Ngura (Country)

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