Posted by Gallery  |  July 17, 2023

Peggy and Jan Griffiths selected for Country Road and NGV First Nations Commissions.

As part of a new and exciting national initiative unlike any other in Australia, Peggy Griffiths and Jan Griffiths have been selected as recipients in the Country Road + NGV First Nations Commissions.

In a partnership between Country Road and National Gallery of Victoria, this first time mentorship and exhibition program pairs emerging Australian First Nations artists and designers with an esteemed industry mentor across each state and territory.

Senior artist Peggy Griffiths will act as mentor to emerging artist daughter Jan Griffiths in developing an ambitious commissioned work which will displayed along with other participating artists in a major exhibition at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in 2024. 

Congratulations to all the recipients: 
James Tylor (Mentor) and Aidan Hartshorn (ACT)
Jonathan Jones (Mentor) and Sophie Honess (NSW)
Pedro Wonaeamirri (Mentor) and Johnathon World Peace Bush (NT)
Tony Albert (Mentor) and Warraba Weatherall (QLD)
Vincent Namatjira OAM (Mentor) and Alec Baker and Eric Barney (SA)
Denise Robinson (Mentor) and Cheryl Rose (TAS)
Maree Clarke (Mentor) and Mitch Mahoney (VIC)
Peggy Griffiths (Mentor) and Jan Griffiths (WA)

The Country Road + NGV First Nations Commissions creates a major new platform for First Nations art and design in Australia. The unique mentorship format—the only one of its kind in Australia—offers a career-defining opportunity to emerging practitioners to create a new work under the guidance of a respected mentor. Tony Ellwood AM, Director, National Gallery of Victoria

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Photo credit: Peggy Griffiths at Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia, photographer Ben Searcy (left). Jan Griffiths in the studio, photographer Sarah Duguid (right).


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