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NSW Aboriginal Art Prize coup

Defending Country is a deeply personal and provocative work depicting a pale-skinned, blue-eyed woman holding a shield against the backdrop of the land and its ancestors.
Defending Country is a deeply personal and provocative work depicting a pale-skinned, blue-eyed woman holding a shield against the backdrop of the land and its ancestors.

IN A coup for the Clarence Valley, the Grafton Regional Gallery will this month host one of Australia's most prestigious Aboriginal art exhibitions - the 2011 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize.

More than 30 unique works by contemporary Aboriginal artists will be on display at the gallery until August 19.

Among the impressive works on exhibition is the winner of 2011 $40,000 grand prize - Defending Country by Darug artist Leanne Tobin.



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