Showcasing the very best Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from around the country, from emerging and established artists.
The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) exhibition is Australia's richest art prize. This exhibition captures the attention of the nation, with an inspiring breadth of work from emerging and established artists.
Telstra NATSIAA is the longest running and most prestigious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Experience the richness and diversity of current contemporary Indigenous artistic practice, and the pre-eminence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, nationwide, within the visual arts.
Saturday 6 August 2022 – Sunday 15 January 2023
Awards Ceremony Friday 5 August 2022, 6pm
Photo: Philip Gostelow
2022 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists
Charles Jangala Inkamala
Ms D Yunupiŋu
Doris Bush Nungarrayi
Gary Philip Lee
Irene Henry and Harold Goodman
Jack Green, Stewart Hoosan, Nancy McDinny
Judy Long Nampijinpa
Margaret Rarru Garrawurra
Michelle Woody Minnapinni
Jimmy John Thaiday
Simone Maree Arnol
Iwantja Men's Collaborative
Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM
Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin
Yaritji Young and Tjungkara Ken Collaborative
Angelina Guluwulla Karadada Boona
Bruce Phillip Bradfield
Joy Nginana Lyons
Muuki Taylor OAM
Nola Yurnangurnu Campbell
Myles Russell-Cook (he/him) is the Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Born and raised on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country, Myles and is of Wotjobaluk, Anglo-Australian, German and Irish heritage. Myles is responsible for the NGV’s collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Art of Oceania, as well as work by a broad range of First Nations artists globally. Myles has a long standing interest in cultural, gender and sexual diversity within both Australian and International contemporary practice, and has worked across a broad range of exhibitions and projects.
Dr Joanna Barrkman
Dr Joanna Barrkman is the Curator, Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery. She has held positions as the Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts at the Fowler Museum at University of California Los Angeles, Chief Curator at Temanawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, Aotearoa and, Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
Image 1: Myles Russel-Cook. Photo: Eugene Hyland
Image 2: Dr Joanna Barrkman
Australia's richest art prize pool
Artists share in a total of $190,000 (previously $80,000) with the prize money for the major Telstra Art Award doubling to $100,000 and each of the category awards tripling from $5,000 to $15,000.
Telstra Art Award (The Big One)
Telstra General Painting Award
Telstra Bark Painting Award
Telstra Works on Paper Award
Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award (sponsored by Telstra)
Telstra Multimedia Award
Telstra Emerging Artist Award
Funds for acquisitions by MAGNT into the Telstra Collection have also increased by $10,000 to a total of $50,000.
Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory
GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801