The 2022 Mil-Pra AECG Art Exhibition was launched on Saturday November 5 at the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre. This year is the 30th anniversary of the exhibition and DSMG is proud to be sponsors, alongside David Harding and Nabila Ansara and CPAC, of the Casula Powerhouse Aboriginal Scholarship Award. The award includes funds to develop a solo exhibition at CPAC and mentorship and curatorial support.
Field this year was very strong, with some moving and outstanding work. Everyone is encouraged to visit CPAC to view the exhibition, which until December 14. At the same time you can visit the amazing exhibition of Darug-Darkinjung artist Robyn Caughlan (until 8 January 2023).
The 2022 Award recipient is Peta Link for her work Spirit Women.
Peta is a Gooreng Gooreng Kabi Kabi woman working on Dharawal Country. Her work offers a powerful representation of the moving experiences of loss and reconnection that so many First Nations women go through in reconnecting to culture, ceremony and the special place in Country after separation and removal. The work uses abstract forms to capture the rich diversity and strength of First Nations women as they work to support futures on and for Country, culture and community.
In presenting the award, DSMG Director-Finance Richie Howitt congratulated all the entrants in the exhibition for the high standard of the works on display and acknowledged the importance of every story in the process of speaking, and hearing, the truths of First Nations experience.
Peta Link showing her award at the 30th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Art Awards alongside her work Spirit Women
We look forward to Peta's solo exhibition in 2023 and hope you will visit CPAC for this terrific display.