National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

DEADLINE : 17th March, 2017

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory has hosted the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) since 1984.

The aim is to recognise the important contribution made by Indigenous artists from regional and urban areas throughout Australia, working in both traditional and contemporary media. It is an important showcase for both established and emerging artists and has come to be regarded as one of the premier national events in the Australian Indigenous art calendar.

The 2017 Awards ceremony will be held on Friday 11 August.


All awards are non acquisitive.

The Telstra Art Award of $50,000 is awarded to the work considered by judges to be the most outstanding work across all categories.

The Telstra Emerging Artist Award of $5,000 is awarded from any category to an artist working within their first five years of practice who has not exhibited in a major institution.

Prizes of $5,000 each are awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Telstra Bark Painting Award

  • Telstra General Painting Award

  • Telstra Works on Paper Award

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

  • Telstra Multimedia Award

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