Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA)
Presenting the 7th Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA). This important local art prize is generously supported by the Yulgilbar Foundation.
The vibrancy of our local Aboriginal artists is celebrated with the Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA). This is the 7th year for this biennial acquisitive award. For the first time, this year the award focuses on supporting creativity within the Valley and entries were open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who reside in the Clarence Valley.
Each year the award is generously supported by the Yulgilbar Foundation and the winning artwork is acquired into the Grafton Regional Gallery collection. Artists can enter up to two art works in a range of their chosen medium including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. The total prize money for the 2019 CVIAA is $6000, with the Open Acquisitive Prize of $5,000, Emerging artist award of $1,000 and a Youth Prize of art materials to the value of $300.
The strength of this years CVIAA award is a testament to the creative talents of artists from the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations and the wider Clarence Valley community. Many of the works in CVIAA celebrate a deep connection to cultural heritage and identity, and share stories about
country, place, and community.