Photograph: 2017 winner Peter Mungkuri, in front of his work "Ngura Wiru (Good Country)". Photo: Jessica King
An indigenous artist from South Australia, Peter Mungkuri, took out the inaugural Hadley’s Art Prize, winning $100,000 for his depiction of his birth place, Fregon, in Central Australia.
Peter’s winning piece, titled Ngura Wiru (Good Country), is a delicate ink on somerset paper drawing, telling a very personal story of the place where he grew up.
Mungkuri's piece has been acquired by Hadley's Orient Hotel and has been added to the hotel's permanent art collection, available for the public to visit.
Four Highly Commended Awards, worth $2,250 each, were also presented to Sue Lovegrove from Tasmania, Guan Wei from New South Wales and Nyaparu Gardiner and Jane Tangney both from Western Australia.
The 2017 judges included Lisa Slade, Roger Butler AM and Dr Julie Gough.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2017 FINALISTS