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.
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.