call for entry: The 2014 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (ICAA)

The 2014 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award
(ICAA) applications are now open and Indigenous ceramic artists
from across Australia are encouraged to apply.

The ICAA encourages and stimulates excellence in this sphere,
providing cultural exchange opportunities for Indigenous artists
from around Australia and regional Victoria. This biennial award
exhibition surveys current Indigenous ceramic art practise,
demonstrating current developments in the field, including
contemporary and traditional works. Established under the patronage
of acclaimed artist Dr Gloria Thanakupi Fletcher, this Award
celebrates and supports the rich and diverse use of the ceramic
medium by Indigenous artists and acknowledges the special industry
of ceramic art.  
SAM is a regional Art Museum with a unique focus. It
collects Australian ceramics from the 19th and 20th century and its
ceramic collection is one of the best in Australia. SAM’s
collection of Australian and International ceramics now spans over
3000 works. Due to the Indigenous Ceramic Art Award, SAM now
has a growing collection of contemporary Aboriginal ceramics.

An exciting public program of cultural activities also
accompanies the exhibition and typically includes: ceramic
workshops with artists, exhibition floor talks, ceramic workshops
for children, and ceramic workshops for Indigenous men and
women.

The prizes for the 2014 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award
are:

First Prize $20,000 Acquisitive
Second Prize $10,000 Acquisitive
Encouragement Award (for a Victorian artist) $3,000
Acquisitive

Please note below the following important dates;

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 7th March
2014

ARTISTS ADVISED OF SELECTION Friday 28th
March 2014

DUE DATE FOR DELIVERY OF ART WORKS 5.00pm
Friday 25th April 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT AND OFFICIAL OPENING
Saturday 24th May 2014

CULTURAL PROGRAM WEEKEND Saturday 24th –
Sunday 25th May 2014

EXHIBITION DATES Friday 16th May – Sunday
10th August 2014

ARTWORKS DISPATCHED FOR RETURN TO ARTISTS
From Friday 29th August 2014

 
The Indigenous Ceramic Art Award is proudly supported by major
partners; Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation, Margaret Lawrence
Bequest and Mr Allan Myers AO QC, and sponsor S & J Rothfield
Family Fund. Shepparton Art Museum is proudly provided by Greater
Shepparton City Council.