Marcus Corowa: Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize 2012

Marcus Corowa will be performing at the Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize 2012 on Friday, 12 October 2012. The event will be held at The Entrance Gallery, Cnr Battley & Oakland Avenue, The Entrance.

The annual Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize (WAAP) is a prestigious prize and exhibition curated by the University of Newcastle Gallery and is judged by an independent committee. The WAAP 1st Major  Prize Winner will be awarded $5000 for the acquisition of the winning artwork. The 2nd Prize of $1000 is sponsored by Interrelate Family Centres for the acquisition of the artwork. The People’s Choice award, as voted by patrons will be awarded $500.

The Wollotuka Institute invited traditional and contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists to submit paintings, photographs, pottery/ceramics, sculpture and works on paper e.g.; watercolours and prints, for our annual Indigenous art exhibition, WAAP 2012.

The winning artwork of WAAP 2012 will be acquired by the Wollotuka Institute for the University of  Newcastle Art Collection. Interrelate Family Centres will acquire the winner of their sponsored prize.

The Wollotuka Institute, as part of the Academic and Global Relations Division of The University of Newcastle, is designed to consolidate all Indigenous Activities of the University into one operational body to serve the University’s strategic priority and commitment to Indigenous Collaboration. The five functions of the Institute incorporate Academic, Research, Indigenous Student Support and Development, Indigenous Staff Employment and Development and Indigenous Health.

The Wollotuka Institute is an Industry leader with the most comprehensive range of Indigenous Higher Education programs combined with the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce.