Vincent Lingiari Art Award

Eunice Napanangka Jack Kuruyultu (2019) Acrylic on Belgian linen 101.5cm x 122cm Ikuntji Artists Winning Entry 2019

Vincent Lingiari Art Award

Together with the Central Land Council, Desart established the Vincent Lingiari Art Award in 2016 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Wave Hill Walk Off and the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT) 1976.

The award honours the leadership of Vincent Lingiari and all those who have fought for their land rights.

The Aboriginal land rights and contemporary Aboriginal art movements share the same roots. They evolved at the same time in the Northern Territory and drew strength from the same sources. Both have significantly contributed to Australia’s modern national identity.