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Thursday, October 04, 2012
A Dubbo artist has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize, the Member for Dubbo Troy Grant announced today.

Eddy Harris's work 'Baka Billabongs' has been shortlisted and is currently on display at NSW Parliament, along with the work of 37 other finalists from around the state.

The winning artists will receive a $40,000 cash prize and their work will become a permanent part of the Parliament's art collection. Over $120,000 in artistic scholarships are also up for grabs.

Mr Grant said it is heartening to see that the rich artistic talent possessed by the local Indigenous population in the Dubbo electorate has been recognised in this way.

"Eddy Harris's success in being shortlisted will no doubt inspire another generation of budding Aboriginal artists to seek a wider audience in order for their work to be fully appreciated," said Mr Grant.

Born in Wilcannia, Eddy now resides in Dubbo and is a descendant of the Bakandji Naton. He has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, with his works held in various private collections in Asia, the USA, the UK and Europe.

Eddy drew inspiration for his work 'Baka Billabongs' from the Bakandji Aboriginal people who lived traditionally along the banks of the Darling River near Wilcannia.

"The painting depicts this land in flood time, detailing an abundance of life and activity on the rain soaked landscape," Eddy said.

"Also depicted in the work are tracks left in the mud by kangaroos, emus, goannas and different water birds. Gum trees, wild flowers and other vegetation are also represented"

The winner will be announced at an awards evening at NSW Parliament House on October 17.

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