Victorian Craft Awards

Iluka Sax-Williams — 'The Winjj Element', 2021

$2,200
The divine element of Winjj or Fire is symbolic universally both in the physical realm and also the spiritual. It is a source of energy that requires careful moderation and control as it consumes both passionately and powerfully but not without giving back light and warmth.

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Iluka Sax-Williams is a proud Tibrean (Torres Strait) and Taungurung artist based in Naarm (Melbourne). His broad artistic practice involves acts of cultural reclamation, pyrography, traditional dance, fashion and modelling. Sax-Williams is dedicated to enhancing awareness of Indigenous culture, art, knowledge, and history of his surrounding sacred lands through his diverse creative practice.

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Established by Craft Victoria in 2015, the Victorian Craft Awards is a biennial event presenting and celebrating excellence in contemporary craft practice. The Awards showcase exceptional works utilising craft skills, processes and materials and include emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople from across Victoria.  

The Finalists.

Adam Markowitz & Oliver Tanner, Alexsandra Pontonio, Amanda Ho, Ana Petidis, Anke Kindle, Anna Davern, Anton Gerner, Australian Tapestry Workshop & Troy Emery, Beverley Meldrum, Blanche Tilden, Cara Johnson, Cassie Leatham, Christopher Plumridge, Damien Wright & Bonhula Yunupingu, Danielle Thiris, Darren Healey, Ema Shin, Grace Brown, Holly Grace. Iluka Sax-Williams, James Lemon, Jane Sawyer, Jenna Lee, Jennifer Conroy-Smith, Jessie French, Jin Ah Jo, Jo Hawley, Juanita Mulholland, Katherine Hubble, Katrina Tyler, Kirby Bourke (Two Lines Studio), Kirsten Haydon, Kristin Burgham, Lee Darroch, Lindy McSwan, Lisa Waup, Liv Boyle, Louise Meuwissen & Ebony Russell, Marcos Guzman, Mechelle Shooter, Michaela Pegum, Michelle Stewart, Narelle White, Nicole Polentas, Prue Venables, Roseanne Bartley, Samuel Burns, Sara Lindsay, Shimara Carlow, Sophia Cai, Thomas Lentini, Timothy Gresham, Timothy White, Troy Emery & Daniel Poole, Vicki Mason, Yi Jen Chu, Zhu Ohmu. 

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Materials:  Possum Skin

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Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Craft Victoria

Read more about the Victoria Craft Awards and this years judging panel here

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