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Entries open for The 35th Telstra NATSIAA

As Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards, Telstra NATSIAA captures the attention of the nation. Each year sees an increasing variety of art forms and mediums, collectively demonstrating the richness and diversity of current contemporary Indigenous artistic practice.

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), with the support of Telstra, delivers this unique annual event that showcases the best in Indigenous art from across the country.

The award allows multi-disciplinary artists the opportunity to enter innovative and exciting works that use text, audio, images, animations, video and interactive content. For artists within the first few years of their practice, the Telstra Emerging Artist Award is a tangible avenue to launch their career and gain exposure on a national stage.

The categories for the 35th Telstra NATSIAA are:

• Telstra Art Award - $50,000
• Telstra General Painting Award - $5,000
• Telstra Bark Painting Award - $5,000
• Telstra Works on Paper Award - $5,000
• Wandjuk Marika 3D Memorial Award (also sponsored by Telstra) - $5,000
• Telstra Multimedia Award - $5,000
• Emerging Artists Award - $5,000

The Awards are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists over the age of 18. There is no particular theme or restriction regarding work that can be entered. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists can submit one original work that has not been previously exhibited or made available for sale.

Finalists’ works will be exhibited at MAGNT from Friday, 10 August 2018, where seven winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony.

Entries for the 35th Telstra NATSIAA are open until Friday, 16 March, 2018.

The suite of seven awards totals $80,000 in prize money.

See to apply.


And don't forget to read Enter now for the 35th Telstra NATSIAA for more information by ArtsHub's Andrea Simpson.


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