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Aboriginal artists invited to create heritage award artwork


Eurobodalla Council is seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal artists to design and create an original work for a new heritage award dedicated to former shire Mayor, the late Fergus Thomson OAM.

The annual Fergus Thomson Heritage Award will recognise a local person or organisation with a significant heritage project that has raised awareness and understanding of the shire’s history, and includes $1,000 with the artwork. Mr Thomson had a strong interest in community and heritage and a deep connection to Eurobodalla’s Aboriginal community; he was a passionate advocate for the preservation of culture and country.

It’s appropriate the inaugural artwork be created by an Aboriginal artist, who will be paid $500 to design and create the prize. Council may again seek expressions for a new artwork for the award in future years.

Expressions of interest close on Wednesday 10 June. Artwork specification and application details can be found at www.esc.nsw.gov.au/eoi, or contact Council’s heritage planner Steve Halloumi on 4474 1324.


Above: Expressions of interest are sought from Aboriginal artists to create an original work for a new heritage award dedicated to former shire Mayor Fergus Thomson.

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