Showcase your work to a national and international audience.

Enter the 2020 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). Be part of Australia's longest-running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards.

“I feel incredibly proud to be a finalist in this year’s Telstra NATISAA. It's always been a dream of mine and never thought it would happen. I think it just really shows they see my work and that it’s valuable. I’m really proud to be a part of it.” 
Krystal Hurst, ACT
2019 Finalist

Awarding $80,000 across 7 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
It only takes 60 minutes to enter your work. ​

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. Finalists are 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.

Key dates

“​When I walk around in town, I know they're looking at me. I just walk with my head up. I feel really proud for myself and I feel happy and I can feel it today."
Marlene Rubuntja, NT
2019 Finalist

How to get started

“​This is artwork that travels – not just across state borders, or even internationally, but across mediums, cultures and generations"

Broadsheet Melbourne

Entries open until
13 March 2020

Get started on your entry now and save your progress for later.



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


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