Darwin artist Katherine Bradley has won the 45th edition of the Katherine Art Prize.
Her work called "Out of Darkness - Bush Cockroach" won the $5000 Lambert Prize at the event hosted at the Godinymayin Yijard River Arts and Culture Centre on Friday night.
Ms Bradley said she was very happy to win the award after improving on her nomination for the prize three years ago.
She said the art is inspired by her work with the Territory Wildlife Park in Darwin.
"Through working in the wildlife park ... I just didn't realise how many of our native animals are nocturnal and through the wildlife park I became much more familiar with those animals that you don't really see at night."
GYRACC venue and performance coordinator Kamahi Djordan King said about 100 people attended the exhibition.
Mr King said the 45th edition of the Katherine Art Prize was unique because viewers didn't know what they were going to see before they were allowed in.
"Everything was a reveal," he said.
Mr King said the lower gallery was renamed the Lambert gallery on the night in honour of the Lambert family who have funded the first prize for all of its 45 years.
Aly de Groot won the $2000 Katherine Town Council prize for her piece "Oceans Ghosts."
Jasmine Glass took out the Youth Art prize with her work titled "Wild Flowers."
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