The Koorie Art Show 2015

The Koorie Art Show 2015

Event status:
5 December 2015 – 28 February 2016

Koorie Heritage Trust,
Yarra Building,
Federation Square, Melbourne

The Koorie Art Show 2015

The Koorie Art Show is our annual end of year showcase of Victoria’s Indigenous visual art talent.
The Koorie Art Show 2015 continues from the highly successful inaugural Koorie Art Show 2013 and our second show in 2014.

The Koorie Art Show is a non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the work of emerging to senior, Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. This year we have received a record number of entries with over 70 artists entering the show presenting over 120 artworks. All works received are on show in the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Gallery at Federation Square, and available for sale. This is also the first year that we are showing 3D works.

Entries are eligible for prizes.

The 2015 winners are as follows:

  • Creative Victoria Award for excellence in any media
    Kelly Koumalatsos (Wergaia/Wemba Wemba), Ngarrenjuk Wile (possum fur), akua ink on black paper.
  • Lend Lease Reconciliation Award
    Marlene Gilson (Wathaurung/Wadawurrung), Travellers, acrylic on bark.
  • University of Melbourne Murrup Barak Innovation Award
    Jaye Early (Boorrooberongal), Never apologise for not being yourself because we’re made that way, synthetic polymer paint and high gloss enamel on canvas.
  • Kane Construction Award
    Dominic Bramall-White (Mannalargenna), Moomba Message Stick, burnt acacia, glass
  • Koorie Heritage Trust Moogji Club People’s Choice Award
    Leslie Stanley (Yandruwandha), The First Song Bird, acrylic on canvas


The awards were judged by Kent Morris, a Barkindji artist and CEO of The Torch, and Yhonnie Scarce, a nationally and internationally exhibiting Kokatha/Nukunu artist based in Melbourne.



We wish to acknowledge and thank our principal partners and award sponsors for the Koorie Art Show 2015.

Marlene Gilson Cricket Match at Coranderrk