Aboriginal artist Peter Mungkuri wins inaugural Hadley’s Art Prize – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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A painting by Aboriginal artist Peter Mungkuri has taken out the inaugural Hadley’s Art Prize, the world’s richest landscape art prize.

Mungkuri will take home $100,000 for his painting Ngura Wiru, which means good country.

The painting depicts his birth place in Fregon, in central Australia.

“This is my story about that creek at Fregon. I was born there,” he said in a statement.

“Back then we lived in the bush, slept in the warm sand and we lived on the bush tucker. That place is where it all started, that was my home

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