The Koorie Art Show 2017

The Koorie Art Show 2017

Event status:
9 December 2017 - 28 February 2018

The Koorie Art Show is our annual event showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space.

The show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of emerging to senior, Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. 80 artists from around Victoria have entered into the show this year, from across regional and rural Victoria, presenting over 130 works. The awards were judged by artist Bindi Cole and artist and manager of Bunjilaka, John Patten.

Award winners

Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in any media – $10,000

Nicholas Hovington, Wrapped in Culture, 2017, Kangaroo jaws with teeth, Wax thread, River reeds


Lendlease Reconciliation Award – $5,000

Coree Thorpe, Briggs, 2017, Acrylic on Metal


RMIT University Award – $3,000

Tiffany Garvie, Abandoned: Self Portrait, 2016, Photograph C-type Flex print, Di-bound aluminium


Koorie Heritage Trust 3D Award – $1,000

Marilyne Nicholls, Emu Feather Necklace And Parrot Feather Necklace (in a set), 2017, Feathers, Fibre, Ochre


Koorie Heritage Trust Encouragement Award for emerging artists – $500

Jadah Pleiter, Part Aboriginal, 2017, Digital Print on Cotton Rag


Koorie Heritage Trust Moogji Club People’s Choice Award – $500 x 2

Nathan Patterson, Connections, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas.


Pierra Van Sparkes, Don’t Hold A Drop Of Water, 2017, print.

The Koorie Art Show is a Victorian Government initiative through Creative Victoria in partnership with the Koorie Heritage Trust. We acknowledge the generosity of our key supporters, Lendlease and RMIT University. The Koorie Art Show is also made possible through the support of the Australian Government through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the City of Melbourne.9th December 2017 Until 28th February