Showcase your work to a national and international audience.
Enter the 2023 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (Telstra NATSIAA). Be part of Australia's richest art awards.
“I am still pinching myself about becoming a Telstra NATSIAA Finalist. It's something I’ve admired for many years and all ways thought I’d love to be a part of that.
When I entered this year and was accepted to be a Finalist it was like a bucket list moment. It’s a big honour.”
2022 Telstra People's Choice Award Winner
Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards now the richest art awards in the country
Awarding $190,000 (previously $80,000)
across 7 categories
$100,000 (was $50,000)
Telstra Art Award (The Big One)
$15,000 (was $5,000)
Telstra General Painting Award
Telstra Work on Paper Award
Telstra Bark Painting Award
Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award
Telstra Emerging Artist Award
Telstra Multimedia Award
Funds for acquisitions by MAGNT into the Telstra Collection have also increased by $10,000 to a total of $50,000.
Why should I enter?
Telstra NATSIAA provides you with a international platform to showcase your work and tell your story to local and global audiences.
The Telstra NATSIAA Exhibition and Awards Ceremony highlights the latest in contemporary Indigenous artistic practice.
Finalists are published in the stunning exhibition catalogue and announced in an active media campaign. As a Finalist, you will also be exhibited in this world-class exhibition which receives over 85,000 visitors plus online attention.
Winners participate in a nationally significant media opportunity and are celebrated at the highly anticipated awards ceremony in front of 4,000+ audience members.
Share your story.
Reach + 20 million people from around the world.
"For me it’s about artists being able to be with their peers. Be celebrated alongside their peers. The artists are what make these awards every single year."
Curator of Aboriginal Art and Material Culture
How to get started
Juanella McKenzie, 2022 Telstra People's Choice Award Winner Photo: Mark Sherwood
Rhonda Sharpe, Me, my thyroid sickness, Candy the dog and the pussycat 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists. Photo: Mark Sherwood
Rebekah Raymond, Curator of Aboriginal Art and Material Culture. Photo: Mark Sherwood
Ian Rictor, Tuwan 2022, Courtesy of the artist and Spinifex Arts Project Aboriginal Corporation. Photo: Mark Sherwood
Margaret Rarru Garrawurra, 2022 Telstra Art Award Winner and sister Helen Ganalmirriwuy Garrawurra 2022 Telstra NATSIAA media preview. Photo: Mark Sherwood
Supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.