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 captures the attention of the nation, with an inspiring breadth of work from emerging and established artists.
The annual exhibition demonstrates 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
Photo: Philip Gostelow
2022 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists
Charles Jangala Inkamala
Doris Bush Nungarrayi
Gary Philip Lee
Jack Green, Stewart Hoosan, Nancy McDinny
Judy Long Nampijinpa
Margaret Rarru Garrawurra
Michelle Woody Minipinni
Peggy Griffiths - Madij
Jimmy John Thaiday
Simone Maree Arnol
Iwantja Men's Collaborative
Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM
Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin
Yaritji Young and Tjungkara Ken Collaborative
New South Wales
Thea Anamara Perkins
Angelina Guluwulla Karadada Boona
Bruce Phillip Bradfield
Joy Nginana Lyons
Muuki Taylor OAM
Nola Yurnangurnu Campbell
“2022 saw us reviewing a vast number of exceptional works, which was incredibly encouraging given the challenges that artists and communities have faced over the last 12 months. We commend all of the artists who have managed to create work during the continuing pandemic, the recent flooding and severe weather events, and the countless challenges faced as individuals, families and communities."
– 2022 Selection Panel
Wadjarri, Nhanda and Nyoongar man, artist, and Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Glenn Iseger-Pilkington
Gulumirrgin (Larrakia), Wadaman, and Karajarri woman and National Gallery of Australia Curator Tina Baum
Arabana, Mualgal, and Wuthathi woman and MAGNT Curator Rebekah Raymond
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 3D Memorial 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.
Supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.