The announcement of the 39th Alice Prize on Friday 15 Apri 2016l, saw Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray awarded a Highly Commended for her painting Yam Seeds and Flowers. The judge Chris Saines CNZM, Director of the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, reported as follows:
Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray’s Yam Seeds and Flowers is an account of her Bush Yam story, caught in an infinite number of marks that seem almost magnetically organised across the painting’s field. She creates a subtle and dynamic sense of shift across the surface of her painting, evocative of the wind passing over and through the low-lying yam plants at ground level. – Chris Saines CNZM
The 39th Alice Prize is showing at Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs until 13th June 2016.