A artwork on aluminium depicting fish traps and the flow of water to the sea in the Arnhem Land wet season has won this year’s overall prize at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

This year five of the seven winning works are from Yolngu artists, including four from the , an Aboriginal arts centre in Yirrkala.

The judges chose 66 finalists from more than 300 entries across the country.

“For me, the strength of the Yolngu work speaks to happy artists who are being well supported and artists who are being encouraged to be adventurous,” Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, one of the award’s judges, said.

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