11th Koorie Art Show

11th Koorie Art Show

Event status:
9 December 2023 - 25 February 2024



Level 2, Birrarung Building
Fed Square

11th Koorie Art Show

On behalf of this year’s Koorie Art Show judges, we highly commend all the artists who have submitted and exhibited their works. Your thought-filled artworks – woven, painted, printed, carved, digital, found and made objects – generously spoke of connection to culture, Country, kin and embodied story.

We want to thank each person who has entered into this year’s KAS, as we appreciate their time and effort put into amazing works. As a panel, we based our decisions on several outcomes, one being cultural integrity that connected their own brand and learning cultural symbols / iconographies and artistic expressions.

A big congratulations to all the award recipients!

11th Koorie Art Show Judges’ Statement

KHT is proud to present the 11th Koorie Art Show, our annual event showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria’s First Peoples’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space.

In the Koorie Art Show, artists generously share their stories and culture, Country and connection; this is an exhibition that brings together painting, works on paper, photography, sculpture, multi-media, fibre art and more.

All works are available for sale.

Award Winners

All artworks in the Koorie Art Show are eligible for a number of cash prizes. Winners of the 11th Koorie Art Show are as follows:

  • Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in any Media: Daniel Hills (Yorta Yorta), Goanna Outback 2023, rattan cane, natural flax leaf, jute string.
  • Viva Energy Australia 3D Award: Tammy Gilson (Wadawurrung), Barbarrung beenyak (Aunty basket) 2023, flax, lomandra.
  • Lendlease Reconciliation Award: Josh Deane (Palawa), Budgies with artist hands 2023, synthetic polymer paint on wood.
  • RMIT University Emerging Artist Award: Tarsha Davis (Kuku Yalanji, Palawa), Wawu = Wawu 2023, lomandra.
  • City of Melbourne Aboriginal Melbourne Award: Annie Brigdale (Yorta Yorta), Woven 2023, synthetic polymer paint on paper.
  • Josh Muir Digital Art Award: Alice Pepper (Gunnai, Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Mutti Mutti, Arrernte), Songlines of the Bogong Moth 2023, photography, digital print on paper.
  • KHT Encouragement Awards (1 of 2): Tanya Flower (Wakaman), Memories Of A Journey Home 2023, synthetic polymer paint on canvas.
  • KHT Encouragement Awards (2 of 2): Georgia Cromarty (Arrernte), Desert Series #4 2023, synthetic polymer paint on canvas.
  • Fed Square’s People’s Choice Award: Shandelle Nolan (Wadawurrung) One, 2022, wool, feathers, raffia.

Exhibition store

All artworks in the 11th Koorie Art Show are available for sale. Click the tile below to access the online exhibition art store.

Exhibition Room Guide

Click the tile below to access the exhibition room guide.

The Judging Panel

We acknowledge the 11th Koorie Art Show judging panel:
  • Dr Vicki Couzens (Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong)
  • Emrhan Sultan (Western Arrarnta, Luritja, Kokatha)
  • Lisa Waup (Gunditjmara, Torres Strait Islander)
The KAS Judging Criteria can be found HERE.

6th Koorie Art Show Young Mob

KHT is also proud to present the 6th Koorie Art Show Young Mob exhibition and Awards.  Discovering emerging talent from young artists (5-16 years) each present an array of engaging and thought-provoking work.  This year, 20 entries have been received and all are eligible for a number of art pack prizes. Please visit the 6th Koorie Art Show Young Mob webpage for details.

The 11th Koorie Art Show is proudly supported by Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne Aboriginal Melbourne, Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program, the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, ANZ Bank, Lendlease, Viva Energy Australia, RMIT University and Fed Square.