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Blake Prize goes to Indigenous Stations of Cross


An Indigenous artist from northern WA has won this year's for the $15,000 Blake Prize for Religious Art with a traditional ochre painting of the Stations of the Cross.


ABC News reports that Shirley Purdie's work was selected out of a record number of over 500 entries from across Australia.

Blake Society chairman Rev Rod Pattenden said the artwork also reflects on the massacres in the community during white settlement in the 1920s and 30s.

He said: "Within living memory, these people have a very visceral, connected experience of suffering."


SOURCE
Indigenous work nabs religious art prize (ABC News, 29/8/07)

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Blake Prize Exhibition (NAS Gallery)

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30 Aug 2007