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.
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
2018 AWARDS CEREMONY & OPENING NIGHT
JUDGES COMMENTARY & EXHIBITION VIDEOS
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.