With his painting of his South Australian birthplace, Indigenous artist Peter Mungkuri has won the inaugural Hadley's Art Prize. The Hobart based prize, which aimed to award the painting that most clearly portrayed the Australian landscape whilst simultaneously acknowledging the past. The competition attracted 385 entries from across Australia.
Mungkuri depicted his Aboriginal community of Fregon (Kaltjiti) in his painting, Ngura Wiru or Good Country. The painting told a personal story for Mungkuri, who said "This is my story about that creek at Fregon. I was born there. 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. I love this country, it has watched us Anangu (people) for many years. It is a wise country."