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$20,000 Indigenous Ceramic Award

Shepparton Art Museum's Indigenous Ceramic Award is the most prestigious national award for Indigenous ceramics, showcasing new and exciting developments in the field.

Awards & Prizes

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jun 3, 2022




Ceramic Art

Established under the patronage of acclaimed artist Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher (Thainakuith), the acquisitive prize attracts ceramic works from Indigenous artists across Australia and builds on SAM’s significant holdings of Indigenous ceramics.

Presented on Yorta Yorta Country, this Award provides a national platform to share personal, historical and deep cultural learnings from artists and Country. It celebrates and supports the rich and diverse use of the ceramic medium by Indigenous artists and acknowledges the special industry of ceramic art.

Previous prize winners have included Jack Anselmi and Aunty Cynthia Hardie, Vera Cooper, Janet Fieldhouse, Irene Mbitjana Entata, Danie Mellor, Rona Rubuntja, Yhonnie Scarce and Carol Anilyuru Williams.


Major Acquisitive Prize                                                  $20,000

South-East Australian Aboriginal Artist Prize          $5,000

People’s Choice Award                                                 $1,500

Exhibition Dates: 13 August – 04 December 2022