Megan Cope is the recipient of the 2015 Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000, one of the nation’s richest Indigenous art prizes for exceptional achievements by an Australian Indigenous artist. Cope was selected from 118 nominations received from across Australia. Megan Cope was born in Brisbane, Queensland and now lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. She is a Noonuccal/Ngugi woman from Stradbroke Island. The 2015 selection and judging panel consisted of Amy Barrett-Lennard, Director of Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA); Kimberley Moulton, Curator and Project Officer of Birrarung Gallery at the Melbourne Museum and Clotilde Bullen, former Curator of Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of WA. The panel commented, “Megan Cope’s multi-layered video work, The Blaktism 2014, speaks to a contemporary reality for Indigenous Australians. In it, she offers

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