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Telstra National
Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander Art Awards
Entries now open

Australia’s most prestigious Indigenous art award is celebrating its 35th year and currently calling for 2018 entries.

The awards are held at the Museum and Arts Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Competition now closed.



PaintingNgangkari Ngura (Healing Country), synthetic polymer paint on linen, 34th Telstra NATSIAA

Artist: Betty Muffler

Photographer: Fiona Morrison

Submit your 2018 entry

Submit your 2018 entry and you could be in the running to win one of the esteemed Telstra NATSIAA prizes with $80,000 in prize money on offer.


  • The prize categories are as follows:
  • Overall Telstra Art Award- $50,000
  • Telstra General Painting Award - $5,000
  • Telstra Bark Painting Award- $5,000 
  • Telstra Works on Paper Award (includes photography, print making, drawing etc) - $5,000
  • Wandjuk Marika Memorial Three-Dimensional Award (sponsored by Telstra) - $5,000
  • New in 2017: Telstra Emerging Artist Award (awarded from any medium ad for artists working within their first five years of practice who have not been displayed in a major gallery) - $5,000
  • New in 2017: Telstra Multimedia Award (for multidisciplinary and digital works) - $5,000
  • Telstra People’s Choice Award




2017 winners

2017 Telstra NATSIAA winners

We are pleased to share with you the 2017 Telstra NATSIAA winners. 

Be inspired by the 2017 winners 2.30

Enjoy some of the amazing highlights of the 2017 Telstra NATSIAA at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.