WYNDHAM ART PRIZE
2015 – 2021
Wyndham Art Gallery established the Wyndham Art Prize in 2015. It has become one of the largest prizes, regarding the number of artists shortlisted, in the country. Each year the artists are shortlisted by Wyndham Art Gallery curators and the judging is done by independent curators and art professionals. Winners of the Wyndham Art Prize are David Sequeira (2015), Katjarra Butler (2016), Tina Barahanos (2017), Camille Hannah (2018), wāni toaishara (2019), Amala Groom (2020) and Gideon Wilonja (2021). In 2019, Wyndham City Council established LEAP (Local Emerging Art Prize), which was won by Emmet Davies. The 2020 LEAP winner was wāni toaishara and 2021 was won by Xiang Li. The people’s Choice Award winners have been, Peter Waples-Crowe 2015, Samantha Bonham 2016, Anindita Banerjee, 2017, Carmel Louise 2018, Emmet Davies 2019 John Mathet 2019, 2020 Aisha Hara 2021
As an upcoming artist, this exhibit has been a great inspirations. Great job! Congratulations!
Was very inspired and the artworks particularly ‘I am haunted by waters’ and After the Flood’. Have given me a starting point for provocations for my studies at VU.
70 times 7” I had to walk away. It pained me to watch. Have I done anything to warrant being forgiven? Have I shown remorse? Have I repented? Am I still causing pain???
Transfixed by the encounter with forgiveness.
Great to see the People’s Choice award recognising an artist of Peter Waples Crowe’s standing. His art honours the struggle of Aboriginal and queer people and particularly struggles of queer Aboriginal people.