NEWS: Sydney Artist Tony Albert Wins Basil Sellers Art Prize for Addressing Racism in Sports

Jul 29, 2014 6:17AM

Basil Sellers Art Prize 2014, aimed at encouraging artists to help promote Australia’s sporting culture, has announced Sydney’s Tony Albert as the winner of its AUD 100,000 (USD 94,000) prize.

Born in 1981 in Townsville, Queensland, Albert is best known for his works that combine text, drawing, painting and three-dimensional objects, which examine the legacy of racial stereotyping and cultural misrepresentation of Aboriginal culture. His works are widely collected by galleries and museums in Australia, including Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery ǀ Gallery of Modern Art and Sydney’s National Gallery of Australia.