An artist from Katherine in the Northern Territory of Australia has been selected to take part in the annual Australia Week festivities in the US this month.
After winning a $20,000 art prize in Sydney, 39-year-old Darren Siwes will have a collection of his photographs on display at a gallery in New York.
Mr Siwe’s agent in South Australia, Paul Greenaway, says securing the exhibition in New York is a huge achievement.
“He’s been in exhibitions in Austria, Germany, major exhibitions in Holland, I’ve taken his work to Puerto Rico to several art fairs,” he said.
“International art fairs and curators from all over the country [and] all over the world are starting to pick up on his work.”
Mr Greenaway says the display will give American audiences a unique insight into Australian art.
“There are five works from a series he did here called Mum I want to be Brown and five works from the previous series called Just is,” he said.
“These works explore identity and place and particularly of course his Indigenous background.”
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