Tony Albert awarded the 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize

Posted on October 15, 2016

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
3 June – 29 July 2016

Tony Albert has been awarded the world’s richest landscape art prize, The Fleurieu Art Prize, for his work The Hand You’re Dealt.

Tony Albert’s winning work The Hand You’re Dealt is a wall piece comprised of a suite of vintage playing cards, whose placement weaves references to Western popular culture and Australian Aboriginal culture. These intricate pieces which comprise the overall installation are superbly crafted by Albert through cutting, collage and construction techniques, work to displace traditional Australian Aboriginal aesthetics and accepted national stereotypes. This seamless blend of the kitsch and classic speaks in a contemporary voice about the Australian landscape.

33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Posted on October 15, 2016

33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Tony Albert is one of 75 artists selected as finalists for the country’s most prestigious national Indigenous Art Award.

The 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award marks the 25th year of the relationship between Telstra and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT). The award was founded by MAGNT in 1984, and remains Australia’s first, most prestigious and longest-running award dedicated to Indigenous art and artists.

The exhibition will be on view from 6 August – 30 October 2016 at the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin.

Kerjasama: Indigenous Artist in Residence 2016

Posted on October 15, 2016

Kerjasama: Indigenous Artist in Residence 2016
Asialink Arts Residency Laboratory
Alice Springs | Yogyakarta

Kerjasama or ‘Collaborate’ is a residency model launched in 2014 through Asialink’s Arts Residency Laboratory. It was developed in response to significant interest from Asian artists to experience regional Australia and increase their understanding of Indigenous artistic traditions and communities. Kerjasama is a crucial platform for Asialink to increase awareness of the Arts Residency Program to Indigenous applicants, and a means of supporting reciprocal residencies for Indonesian artists to Australia who have no governmental support.

Albert and Indonesian artist Timoteus Anggawan Kusno will spend six weeks together at Artback NT in Alice Springs before heading to Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta.

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Tony Albert announced as resident artist at Alexandria Park Community School

Posted on January 20, 2016

Tony Albert will undertake a 12-month residency at Alexandria Park Community School in 2016 as part of the Park Road Studio artist-in-residence initiative, which has been running for three years. As well as creating new work in his own designated studio space on site, Albert will mentor students to produce a number of projects throughout the year.

This initiative is supported by the Fresh AIR: Artist in Residence Initiative a partnership between Arts NSW, the Australia Council for the Arts and the NSW Department of Education and Communities with key support from Alexandria Park Community School and the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.


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Gold Coast Art Prize

Posted on November 6, 2015

Gold Coast Art Prize
The Arts Centre, Gold Coast
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
5 December 2015 – 31 January 2016

Tony Albert has been selected as a finalist in the Gold Coast Art Prize 2015. Now in its 47th year, the popular award provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art practice from across Australia. The prize is open to all Australian artists working in any art media except photography.

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ISCP Fall Open Studios

Posted on November 3, 2015

ISCP Fall Open Studios 2015
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
13 – 14 November

The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The thirty-four artists and curators from fifteen countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space – part production site, office, laboratory and situation – and it can be argued that it is more significant today for the creative process than ever before. ISCP invites the public to studio visits to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world.

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Tony Albert featured on

Posted on October 30, 2015

In light of his 2015 residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ICSP) in Brooklyn NY, Tony Albert has been profiled on the Australian-American intercultural website

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Sydney Story Factory Art Auction

Posted on September 29, 2015

Fine Lines – Sydney Story Factory Art Auction
Depot II Gallery
2 Danks Street, Waterloo
6 – 10 October 2015
Opening  7 October

Tony Albert is proud to to be included in this fundraising exhibition and auction of artworks related to poetry and song. All proceeds will fund the Sydney Story Factory’s free creative writing programs for marginalised young people.

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Moving Targets at Installation Contemporary

Posted on September 4, 2015

Moving Targets
Installation Contemporary
Carriageworks, Sydney
10 – 13 September

Tony Albert’s multimedia installation Moving Targets has been included in Installation Contemporary curated by The Curators’ Department for Sydney Contemporary 2015. One of 12 innovative, site-specific and interactive works located throughout Carriageworks, Moving Targets pays homage to the vulnerability and strength of young Aboriginal men.

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ISCP International Residency

Posted on August 1, 2015

ISCP International Residency
New York
15 June – 7 December

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994. ISCP organises exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences.

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