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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
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2021 Telstra Art Award Winner


Pitjantjatjara language

2021 Telstra Art Award Winner

Lake Baker, 2020


Photo: Philip Gostelow

2022 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists​

Northern Territory

Alison Puruntatameri

Barayuwa Munuŋgurr

Bonnie Burarngarra

Charles Jangala Inkamala

Dhambit Munuŋgurr

Ms D Yunupiŋu

Doris Bush Nungarrayi

Gary Philip Lee

Glen Namundja

Graham Rostron

Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu

Hubert Pareroultja

Irene Henry and Harold Goodman

Jack Green, Stewart Hoosan, Nancy McDinny

Joe Guymala

Johnny Warrkatja

Judy Long Nampijinpa

Kieren Karritpul

Lena Yarinkura

Louise Robertson

Margaret Rarru Garrawurra

May Yamangarra

Michelle Woody Minnapinni

Moyurrurra Wunuŋmurra

Munhala Dhamarrandji

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Peggy Griffiths-Madij

Ray Mudjandi

Rekay Munuŋgurr

Rhonda Sharpe

Samson Bonson

Voight Ratara

Wanapati Yunupiŋu


Brian Robinson

Dylan Sarra

Gail Mabo

Jimmy John Thaiday

Philomena Yeatman

Simone Maree Arnol

South Australia

Alfred Lowe
Betty Muffler
Beverly Burton
Iwantja Men's Collaborative
Juanella McKenzie
Keith Minunga
Kunmanara Carroll
Sally Scales
Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM
Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin
Yaritji Young and Tjungkara Ken Collaborative

Western Australia

Alice Guinness
Angelina Guluwulla Karadada Boona
Bruce Phillip Bradfield
Ian Rictor
Joy Nginana Lyons
Leah Umbagai
Louise Malarvie
Muuki Taylor OAM
Nola Yurnangurnu Campbell
Patju Presley
Tyrown Waigana
Yukultji Napangati


Kent Morris

Judges Panel

Myles Russell-Cook


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

Key dates


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.

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Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264
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