Cheryl Moggs, a proud descendant of the Bigambul people of Goondiwindi, Bungunya and Toobeah regions in South West Queensland is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.
Her artwork - tarmunggie-woman – was judged to have beautifully interpreted this year’s NAIDOC theme – Because of her, we can!
The theme celebrates the essential role that women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.
Committee Co-Chairs Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell congratulate Ms Moggs on her winning entry and thanked all of the talented artists who submitted their artwork in this year’s competition.
“Ms Moggs’ artwork portrays the courage and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women,” said Dr Martin.
“This beautiful artwork will be enjoyed by thousands across the country on the 2018 NAIDOC poster.”
The painting has three sections with image overlays depicting stories. Uniting as one; across the stars (skies), connected to our lands and waterways, keeping our dreaming stories, songlines, language, knowledge and future strong for all First Nations and generations to come.
Mr Mitchell said that a record number of entries were received this year.
“While we received almost 200 entries of excellent quality, the National NAIDOC Committee selected Ms Mogg’s artwork unanimously.”
A self-taught artist, Ms Moggs is influenced by challenging western culture ideologies, mapping culture and place, constructing identities and connections.
As the winner, she will have her artwork displayed on the 2018 National NAIDOC Poster and receive a $10,000 cash prize. The cash prize was doubled this year to reflect increasing demand and distribution of the iconic NAIDOC Poster.