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2016 National Indigenous Arts Awards Winners Announced

27 May 2016 | 5:27 pm | Staff Writer

Celebrating outstanding achievement in Indigenous arts.

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The annual National Indigenous Arts Awards celebrate the unique artistry and contributions of exceptional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and will be presented tonigh at the Sydney Opera House. 

These prestigious national awards consist of the Red Ochre, a Fellowship and the Dreaming Award. This year's Red Ochre, a $50,000 prize acknowledging outstanding contribution and lifetime achievement, is being presented to world renowned Ngarrindjeri weaver Yvonne Koolmatrie.

The Fellowship, $40,000 a year for two years for the creation of a major project, is being awarded to Vicki Couzens.

Finally, the Dreaming Award, $20,000 to an artist aged 18-26 to create a major body of work through mentoring or partnerships, will be awarded to lyricist, rapper, composer and producer Nooky (Corey Webster).

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