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, 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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