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Cape York Art Award


Courtney Kidd

FIONA OMEENYO, Mother and Child, 2001, concrete, dimensions variable, courtesy Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane.

Arts festivals in Australia have become as popular as the illuminated CocaCola machine in the desert landscape. That said, the Laura Dance and Cultural Festival, home to the Cape York Art Award, has a certain uniqueness. Located on sacred bora ground flattened by millions of feet trekking its dusty surface for thousands of years, it is a natural amphitheatre surrounded by tall eucalypts and the winding Laura…

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