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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.”
Juanella McKenzie,
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.
It only takes 60 minutes to enter your work. ​

Why should I enter?

Why 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.

Key dates

"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."
Rebekah Raymond
Curator of Aboriginal Art and Material Culture

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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


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Proudly sponsored by Northern Territory

Supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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