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Showcasing the very best contemporary 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 awards. This exhibition captures the attention of the nation, with an inspiring breadth of work from around Australia.

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.

 
Open until Sunday 15 January 2023

Australia's richest art awards

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.

 

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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2022 Telstra Art Award Winner

Margaret Rarru Garrawurra

Dhuwal language
Laŋarra / Howard Island and Yurrwi / Milingimbi, NT

Dhomala (pandanus sail) 2022

Key dates

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2022 Telstra NATSIAA
Category Winners

 

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Telstra General Painting Award
Betty Muffler Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country) 2021
Pitjantjatjara language
Indulkana, SA
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Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award (sponsored by Telstra)
Bonnie Burangarra and Freda Ali Wayartja, An-gujechiya 2021
Burarra / Walamangu language
Yilan, NT
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Telstra Bark Painting Award
Ms D Yunupiŋu, Yunupiŋu -The Rock Yolŋu Matha language
2021 Yirrkala, NT
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Telstra Multimedia Award
Jimmy John Thaiday, Beyond the lines 2022
Torres Strait Creole language
Erub, Torres Strait, QLD
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Telstra Works On Paper Award
Gary Lee - Nagi, 2022
Larrakia language
Garramilla / Darwin, NT
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Telstra Emerging Artist Award
Louise Malarvie, Pamarr Yara 2022 Walmajarri and Jaru languages
Kununurra, WA
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2022 Telstra People's Choice Award
Cast your vote now!

 

 
 

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

Queensland

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

Victoria

Kent Morris

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Telstra NATSIAA Virtual Gallery

 

2022 Judges' Panel

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. 

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Myles Russel-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.

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Contact

Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

info@magnt.net.au
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