Beaver Lennon selected as Finalist in WA Indigenous Art Awards
23 August 2013

Beaver Lennon, Breakaways, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 97 x 147 cm, from the forthcoming exhibition, returning, connecting.

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We congratulate Beaver Lennon for being selected as one of the finalists in the prestigious WA Indigenous Art Awards! This Award recognises the significant contribution that Indigenous artists make to Australia.

Lennon is a young artist at Cenduna Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Centre. His photorealistic paintings capture his late grandparents' country of the Great Australian Bight and outback South Australia. Lennon is based in Ceduna, where he grew up. Painting his grandparents' country allows him to connect with their memories and his heritage. In her catalogue essay for the WA Indigenous Art Award, Hetti Perkins points to Lennon's "precocious ability".

The other finalists are Ray Ken, Julie Gough, Minyawe Miller, Abe Muriata, Wintjiya Napaltjari, Lawrence Omeenyo, Brian Robinson, Yhonnie Scarce, Dulcie Sharp, Christian Thompson, Conrad Tipungwuti, Wukun Wanambi, Ngipi Ward, and Nora Wompi. Congratulaions all finalists, and to the winner, Brian Robinson.

Beaver Lennon will be exhibiting with us in October with Pungkai and Greg Johns in returning, connecting.