2023 NAIDOC Award winner announced

July 11, 2023 1:28 pm in by
Photo: Painted Studios via Facebook

Local First Nations artist Presten Warren won the 2023 Port Lincoln NAIDOC Youth Award, sponsored by headspace.

The 23-year-old began painting with his grandmother at a young age, and now shares his story through art.

He says he’s proud of his achievements since starting his business, Painted Studios, in September last year.

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His artwork has garnered a lot of attention – nationally and internationally – with some of his paintings now hanging on walls in the United States.

Mr Warren has extended a big thank you on social media towards those who nominated him and said winning a NAIDOC Award from his hometown is something he’s always wanted, but never imagined he’d achieve.