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 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.
MAGNT and Telstra are working through the development of an uplifting reimagined awards and exhibition experience in 2020 for our artists and audiences. Stay tuned for updates.
2020 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists
“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
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
“I feel incredibly proud to be a finalist in this year’s Telstra NATSIAA. 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
Supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.