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Ellen José Awards 2022

About Ellen José

Ellen José (1951-2017) was a pioneer in Australia's urban Indigenous art movement and a radical activist and social justice campaigner. Ellen José was a long-time resident of Bayside and in her honour, her family has established two important awards, the Ellen José Student Reconciliation Awards and the Ellen José Art Award for young women.




Banner image credit: Ellen José, Libera II 1989 (detail), oil on paper, 104 x 75 cm. National Museum of Australia Collection. Courtesy The Ellen José Memorial Foundation.