Congratulations to Tjungkara Kanytjupai Ken who has been announced as the winner of Roberts Family Prize 2021 with her work ‘Seven Sisters’. The Roberts Family Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prize is an annual prize of $10,000 awarded to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist for their work entered into the Wynne Prize.
“I hold my father’s story, I hold my mother’s story … [it] doesn’t come out of paper or out of a book. It’s coming out of the ground here.” (Tjungkara Ken 2021)
Tjungkara’s work and the all of the finalists will be displayed in the Wynne prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 26 September.
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021
5 June – 26 September 2021
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Image credit: Tjungkara Ken. Photo courtesy of Tjala Arts.