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2021 CIAF Art Awards Recipients

Premier’s Award for Excellence
Sponsored by the Queensland Government

Paul Bong
Awarded for his full collection for CIAF 2021
"The Gathering of Our Sacred Sites"
40cm x 80cm

Art Centre Award
Sponsored by Cairns Regional Council

Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre
Awarded for their full collection for CIAF 2021
“Coral Trout” by Kim Norman
Ghost net, aluminium wire, plastic trellis, rope and twine
130cm x 50cm x 313cm

Innovation Award
Sponsored by Holding & Redlich

Susan Peters
“Sturt Creek 1”
Hessian, ochre, cotton string and wool
87 x 183cm

3D, Design, Sculpture & Installation Award
Sponsored by Ports North

Michael Anning
“Galban Yalma (Slate axe head design cross boomerang)”
Natural ochres and charcoal with PVA on wood with lawyer cane
47 x 50cm

Emerging Artist Award
Sponsored by BDO

Simone Arnol
“Time Is Sacred, Cultural Processes take Time”
Oil on Canvas
91cm x 120cm

People’s Choice Award
Sponsored by Fibre Optics NQ

Wanjibung “Shaun” Edwards
“Kowmanggen – Catfish Story”
Acrylic & Gold leaf on Canvas
123cm x 92cm

Thanks to judges Lisa Reihana, Dale Harding and Leitha Assan for their keen eye and insightful judgement.