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2012 National Indigenous Arts Awards Recipients

Arts Minister Simon Crean and Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin congratulated recipients of the 2012 National Indigenous Arts Awards announced in late May. Presented by the Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, the awards showcase the breadth and vibrancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture in Australia. Singer, musician and songwriter, Warren H Williams, was awarded the $50,000 Red Ochre Award for his outstanding contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts. The National Indigenous Arts Awards also recognised young Gamilaroi and Torres Strait Islander playwright Nakkiah Lui, who was presented with the inaugural Dreaming Award for young and emerging artists aged 18-26 years. Two fellowships of $90,000 over two years were awarded to world-renowned musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and contemporary visual and digital artist Jenny Fraser to produce major cross-artform projects. Click here to read more about the announcement.