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King & Wood Mallesons is proud to launch our inaugural Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Art Prize, opening in September 2018 at New South Wales Parliament House. We are further honoured to announce our Patron as well-known curator, writer, artist and activist Djon Mundine OAM, member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South Wales.

The exhibition will be displayed from September 5 – 27 in the NSW Parliament’s Fountain Court including the Reconciliation Wall, and will showcase and celebrate the outstanding contribution Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists continue to make to Australian culture.

Three prizes will be awarded to artists from the exhibition, including the King & Wood Mallesons Award - Contemporary ATSI Art Prize valued at $25,000. King & Wood Mallesons will also present a $5,000 NSW Local Artist Award. Additionally a People’s Choice Award, valued at $2,000, will be presented based on votes by visitors over the course of the exhibition. Several Highly Commended awards may also be announced.

We are delighted to announce this exciting Exhibition, to promote and encourage the highest standards of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art practice in Australia. The Exhibition is one of the key ways in which King & Wood Mallesons seeks to demonstrate its unwavering ambition to work together to achieve meaningful reconciliation and empowerment, and to create powerful and high-impact opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, community controlled organisations and communities.

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