WINNER OF THE 2023 PADDINGTON ART PRIZE
The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.
‘Mudgeedah’ by Goompi Ugerabah, Acrylic on canvas. SOLD
Judges comments: “Immediately struck by this work, the overlapping of weave sets up a gentle rhythm which reverberates throughout the entire painting.”
“The artwork represents areas on my birthplace and homelands where I go and gather ochres from. On Kombumerri and neighbouring Minjungbal tribal lands. The many river systems, water inlets and mountains is where I gather these clays and ochres from. Mixing them with water we create a paste for our body paint to do song and dance or ceremony. We say Mugeedah in language for ochre.” – Goompi