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Fremantle Ports Manjaree Indigenous Art Competition

Fremantle Ports is proud to present the Fremantle Ports Manjaree Indigenous Art Competition.

Culminating in NAIDOC Week in July, the event is part of our commitment to reconciliation and follows the launch of our Reconciliation Action Plan in 2023.

We are thrilled to have received over 150 entries by Indigenous artists across our open and youth (under 18) categories in 2024.

Artworks were judged on 4 July 2024, by our panel, Noongar artist Bradley Kickett, Curator Indigenous Art/ Head of Indigenous Programs at the Art Gallery of Western Australia Carly Lane and Fremantle Ports Chief Executive Officer Jodie Ransom.

First prize and runner have been awarded in each category:

Open CategorySonya EdneyGascoyne Waterhole$3000
Open Runner-UpCole BaxterYou're not Wanjoo$1500
Youth Category (under 18)Grace BarrieGliding through Life$3000
Youth Category (under 18 Runner-UpTaylor KellySelf Embodiment$1500

The community is encouraged to visit Fremantle Ports Main Administration Building to view all entries illuminated onto the Main Administration Building during NAIDOC Week (7-14 July) with our laser projectors.

Visitors can also vote in our People's Choice Award until Sunday 14 July 2024.

Please call 08 9430 3555 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.


  • As a 2024 NAIDOC Week initiative undertaken by Fremantle Ports, entry in the competition is restricted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 
  • Entry is free. 
  • Multiple artworks may be entered by the same artist. 
  • Joint entries (ie artworks completed by more than artist) are eligible. 
  • Entrants in the Youth category must be aged under 18 as at April 20, 2024.  
  • Entrants in the Youth category are also automatically eligible for the Open category, though the same artist may not win both categories. 
  • Entries must be submitted by email as a high-resolution JPEG file (photograph/scan) of the artwork to [email protected] OR by hand to the front counter, Fremantle Ports, 1 Cliff Street, Fremantle. In the latter case, physical entries will be scanned and returned to the entrant. 
  • To be eligible, entries must be received by 5pm, 26 June, 2024. 
  • All works must be paintings, drawings or other similar fine-art mediums that are the original, unaided work of the entrant. 
  • A suitable panel of judges selected by Fremantle Ports will choose the winners. The judges’ decisions will be final. 
  • Entrants agree Fremantle Ports may use their entered artworks for promotional purposes including in the news media, external building projections and for other reasonable publicity purposes at no cost to Fremantle Ports. Otherwise, all rights to original artworks remain with the artist. 
  • Fremantle Ports reserves the right to print and display entered artworks in a physical or virtual pop-up exhibition concluding no later than 31 December, 2024. 
  • Winners and runners-up will be notified by email or telephone on Tuesday 2 July 2024 and results published on Fremantle Ports’ website and social media the same day.  
Bradley Kickett RAP painting-web

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