This year’s Indigenous art awards in Darwin sees the projects of remote arts centres highlighted and a multimedia artwork winning for first time

The winning piece of this year’s National and Torres Strait Islander art award – the country’s most prestigious and longstanding prize for Indigenous art – reveals its meaning slowly.

The eye is first drawn to its installation: 37 spears arranged cell-like, boxing in a striking photograph of the young artist Anwar Young, standing straight up with his left hand holding his right wrist, as he stares with power and defiance directly at the camera.

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