Samantha Hobson wins People's Choice Award in Australia's Indigenous Art Awards

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Monday 21 September 2009.

Samantha Hobson wins People's Choice Award in Australia's Indigenous Art Awards image Samantha Hobson wins People's Choice Award in Australia's Indigenous Art Awards image

Australian Indigenous artist Samantha Hobson has won the People's Choice award at this year's Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, which despite its location in remote Darwin, has attracted almost 25,000 visitors since the exhibition opened five weeks ago. A further 3,000 have visited the exhibition's website.

Hobson’s synthetic polymer paint on canvas entitled Wave Bust … Windy Night received 118 of the 893 votes cast on site at MAGNT. Hobson has been a full time professional artist since 2000, and has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally.

The Telstra Art Award is the longest-running art award dedicated to the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Entry to MAGNT is free, which is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 10am to 5pm on weekends.

An additional online people’s choice vote is open until October 25th, so hop on over to their website and cast your vote.

www.magnt.nt.gov.au/natsia