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La Prairie Art Award 2023 Thea Anamara Perkins

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Step behind the scenes with the recipient of the 2023 La Prairie Art Award, Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist Thea Anamara Perkins.

Drawing inspiration for her work from her family archive of photographs, Perkins turns family snapshots into tender portraits, while taking charge of the representation of First Nations people and asserting the agency of those she depicts.

A partnership between the Art Gallery and Swiss luxury skincare house La Prairie, the La Prairie Art Award comprises the acquisition of artwork for the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ collection and an international artist residency.

Filmed on Gadigal Country