I was invited to judge the 30th Alice Craft Acquisition Award this year. Here are some of the works acquired. Many more could have been selected if there was more money available. Congratulations to all the entrants for a wonderfully fresh and inventive show.
|Gallah Collie by Emily Bullock is made from road kill, exquisitely assembled into the form of a dog, equipped with wings.
|Dune 1 by Alice Springs ceramicist Pip McManus touches on the expanse of nature that dwarfs the individual
|Full Moon & River by Lorna Crane is a delicately assembled work that belies its rough materials.
|Seeds & Grasses #1 by Nicky Schonkale uses African strip weaving to create a chart of local flora, abstracted through weaving to reflect simple but subtle forms.
|Yours truly with organiser from Territory Craft Philomena Hali and artist Nicky Schonkale.