LISMORE'S PENNY EVANS WINS MAJOR ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

LISMORE'S PENNY EVANS WINS MAJOR ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

23 October 2009

See Photo | See PDF - Thomas George MP with Lismore artist Penny Evans

Lismore artist Penny Evans has won the College of Fine Arts (COFA) Professional Development Award of the 2009 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize.

Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP was on hand to congratulate Ms Evans at a ceremony in Parliament House on Wednesday evening.

“This is great coup for Lismore and a well deserved reward for Penny,” Mr George said.

“The COFA award is presented to an emerging Aboriginal artist with great potential.”

“It recognises Penny's enormous achievement and great future and comes with a solo exhibition, $500 worth of art materials and a two-week residency at the College of Fine Arts.”

After completing her Bachelor degree in Indigenous Studies at Southern Cross University, Ms Evans in 2007 established Wyrallah Ware, her own contemporary Indigenous ceramics and sculpture business.

Earlier this year, she was the recipient of an artist in residence at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery and she is active with Lismore's '3 Rivers' Indigenous Arts Business Centre.

Her winning masterpiece is titled Dispersion of the Old Girls. It is a mixed media work depicting her family history.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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