AWARDING $80,000 IN PRIZES
 

The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards that captures the attention of the nation. Each year 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.

 

Firmly established as a critical event on Australia’s cultural calendar, MAGNT’s Telstra NATSIAA attracts an audience of more than 65,000 visitors each year. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) with Telstra deliver this unique showcase of the best in Indigenous art from across the country.

The 36th Telstra NATSIAA aims to showcase the very best Australian Indigenous art from around the country. The Awards are open to emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. There is no particular theme or restriction regarding work that can be entered. 

CATEGORIES

The non-acquisitive Telstra Art Award of $50,000 cash is awarded to the work considered by judges to be the most outstanding work in the exhibition.

 

Prizes are also awarded in each of the following categories:

 

  • Telstra Bark Painting Award - $5000
     

  • Telstra General Painting Award - $5000
     

  • Telstra Works on Paper Award (includes photography, print making, drawing etc.) - $5000
     

  • Wandjuk Marika Memorial Three-Dimensional Award (sponsored by Telstra) - $5000
     

  • Telstra Multimedia Award (for multidisciplinary and digital works) - $5000
     

  • Telstra Emerging Artist Award (awarded from any medium and for artists working within their first five years of practice who have not been displayed in a major gallery) - $5000
     

  • Telstra People’s Choice Award

 

 

 

36TH TELSTRA NATSIAA

AWARDS CEREMONY & OPENING NIGHT

Friday 9 August 2019

EXHIBITION DATES

10 August - 3 November 2019

CONTACT MAGNT

19 Conacher Street

The Gardens, Darwin NT 0820

GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801

 

Email: info@magnt.net.au

Tel: +61 8 8999 8264

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TELSTRA NATSIAA

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2018 AWARDS CEREMONY & OPENING NIGHT

35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony. Image Fiona Morrison.
Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell hosting the 35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony.
Eip Karem Belzam, 35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony. Image Fiona Morrison.
35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony. Image Fiona Morrison.
Winners trophies awarded at the 35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony.
35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony.
Muggera Dancers, 35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony. Image Fiona Morrison.
35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony.
Baker Boy, 35th Telstra NATSIAA Opening Night and Awards Ceremony.
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JUDGES COMMENTARY & EXHIBITION VIDEOS

SPONSORS

Telstra have been the principal sponsor for over 25 years. NATSIAA is also supported by the Northern Territory Government and the Australia Council for the Arts, as part of its Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy.

CONTACT

Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

info@magnt.net.au
MAGNT acknowledges the traditional owners of country across the Northern Territory and beyond, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
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