Showcasing the very best Australian Indigenous art from around the country, from emerging and established artists.
The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) exhibition captures the attention of the nation, with an inspiring breadth of work from emerging and established artists.
Each year Telstra NATSIAA sees an increasing variety of art forms and media, collectively demonstrating 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.
8 August 2020 – 31 January 2021
Ngarralja Tommy May
Wangkajunga and Walmajarri language
2020 Telstra Art Award Winner
Explore the virtual gallery
Can't make it to Darwin? Visit the exhibition online for the first time
Discover the stories of the unique art practice of this year’s finalists - experience the full 360° interactive virtual gallery on your computer, or explore on your mobile to see the beautiful sculptures come to life through augmented reality.
2020 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists
"It’s been a great honour to have the opportunity to undertake the judging and we are delighted by the calibre of this year’s entries."
Karen Mills, Stephen Williamson and Donna Nadjamerrek
2020 Judges Panel
across seven categories
Telstra Art Award (The Big One)
Telstra General Painting Award
Telstra Bark Painting Award
Telstra Works on Paper Award
Wandjuk Marika 3D Memorial Award (sponsored by Telstra)
Telstra Multimedia Award
Telstra Emerging Artist Award
“This is the very first time I have been shortlisted for the Telstra NATSIAA Awards, for me it really is a dream come true. Making our work is a true celebration of our culture, we often sing the story as we paint. I am so proud to be as part of the Telstra NATSIAA this year, with my work about the Piltardi story."
Leah Brady, SA
Supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.