• NITV's Rhanna Collins with Gunybi Ganambarr at this year's Garma. (Supplied)Source: Supplied
NITV celebrates the Telstra NATSIAA, a showcase of multi-disciplinary art and stories of Country from emerging artists from all around Australia. all around the country.

3 Oct 2018 - 12:46 PM  UPDATED 15 Oct 2018 - 2:28 PM

The Telstra NATSIAA is in its 35th year. The awards are the longest running and most prestigious celebration of Indigenous Art in the country, with the exhibit showcased annually in Darwin.

The 2018 awards were no different, with entrants from all over the country vying for the top prize. The accolade was awarded to East Arhem Land artist Gunybi Ganambarr at a unique evening of celebration on the lawns of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in August. 

More from the 2018 Telstra NATSIAA
2018 Telstra NATSIAA winner, Wakun Wanambi, shares the story behind his winning work
NITV speaks with award-winning Yirrkala artist, Wakun Wanambi
Our weaving practices have been sleeping since colonisation': Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael
2018 Telstra NATSIAA finalist Elisa Jane Carmichael speaks to NITV about her entry piece and how she's using her art practice to maintain and celebrate her culture.


Established in 1984, the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards are Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards. Telstra has been the Principal Partner of Telstra NATSIAA for 27 years and together with the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, deliver this unique annual event to showcase the best in Indigenous art from across the country. The awards are now firmly established as a key event on Australia’s cultural calendar.
This year unearths new artistic developments in contemporary Indigenous art practices for new and emerging artists, whilst also including major works by some of Australia’s most revered artists.
The Telstra NATSIAA exhibition is now open to the public at MAGNT, 19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin from 10:00am – 5:00pm daily.
Read more about the Telstra NATSIAA.