Local artist claims 2020 Shire of Broome Acquisitive Art Award

Published on 24 September 2020


Local artist Naomie Hatherley has been crowned as the 2020 winner of the Shire of Broome Acquisitive Art Award.

Each year, as part of Broome’s much-loved Shinju Matsuri festival, the Shire acquires the winning artwork from the Shinju Matsuri Art Awards.

The winning art piece is added to the Shire’s art collection, which has been growing since the 1970s and holds a number of works from leading Kimberley artists.  Works are displayed on a rotating basis throughout Shire-run facilities. 

Shire of Broome deputy president Desiree Male said Ms Hatherley’s piece, Heretic, which depicts a women's football game, was a worthy winner.

"I'm really honoured that this piece will be part of the Shire's collection, recognising the resilient, fierce women who are so much part of our Kimberley community," Ms Hatherley said 

"This is a small but powerful piece that just leaps off the wall and it's a great addition to the Shire collection. I'm proud that Shinju Matsuri can continue to showcase the region's visual arts each year through the festival," Shinju Matsuri president Chris Maher said.



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