Vincent Namatjira is crowned ‘Artist of the Year’ at 2023 SALIFE Absolute Best Awards

8 Dec 2023

Congratulations to Vincent Namatjira OAM for winning SALIFE Absolute Best Awards for ‘Artist of the Year’!

The 2023 SALIFE Absolute Best Awards feature 14 categories celebrating the finest in local food, drink, travel, art, sustainability, social impact and design, as well as the individuals and businesses leading the way in their fields.

“Art is powerful. Art is a weapon. Art changed my life, and I think art has the power to change the world too.” — Namatjira

Namatjira’s first major survey exhibition Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour, is ongoing at the Art Gallery of South Australia until 21 January 2024. It will then travel to the National Gallery of Australia from 2 March 2024 until 21 July 2024.

Images: Vincent Namatjira with his work ‘Stand Strong for who you are’; and Installation view of Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour, Tarnanthi 2023, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Photographed by Sam Roberts and Saul Steed respectively. Courtesy of the artist, AGSA and Iwantja Arts