The opening night and awards ceremony for the 2017 Rights on Show was held last night at the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

There were some incredible entries this year, and it was a real challenge deciding the winners.

Highly commended:

Michael Rule – for ‘Bynoe Fishermen.’

Grusha Leeman for ‘Vibrant Weaving Lessons.’

Judges commendation:

Henbury School for ‘The Bridge.’

Dhawumal Wunungmurra ‘Gadayka.’

Primary school award:

Rocky Joe Summerhill for ‘The Bird.’

Secondary school award:

St John’s Catholic College for their book ‘A Field Guide To Our Feathered Friends.’

Ian Tranthem justice award:

Emma Lupin for ‘in our hands.’
Shawn ‘Hafleg’ Lee for ‘Sea Turtle.’

Human Rights Award:

Bao Vi Truong for ‘Fish Protest at Saigon.’

1st prize and overall winner, Polly Johnstone for ‘Migration.’

The exhibition will be open until the 14th of December, and we will be conducting special guided tours for individuals and groups, please contact Saskia in our office on 8982 1112.

Special thanks to;

All the contributing artists
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and staff
Max Atkinson
Natacha de Carvalho
Serina Pech
Kate Preswell
Aiko Strange
Trudy Lee
Ninik Stroud
David Garnham
Toby Robinson
Colin “Simmo” Simpson
Mia Tranthem and Bevan
Lyma Nguyen, Barrister from William Forster Chambers
Adele Pedder from the Australian Marine Conservation Society
NT Anti-Discrimination Commission
Donna Jackson for her Welcome to Country
Roma Bar Catering
The Cavenagh Hotel
Judges Paul Johnstone Gallery and Don Whyte Framing
Tactile Arts NT

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