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National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

The National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) Australia's longest running Indigenous art award. Established in 1984 by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, the annual award is commonly referred to as the 'Telstra Award' or 'Telstra Prize'. It is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists working in all mediums.

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HistoryEdit

The NATSIAA was established in 1984. Telstra has sponsored the awards since 1992.[1]

In 2000, the prize money for the main award was doubled from $20,000 to $40,000. It was increased to $50,000 in 2014 making it the largest prize for any Indigenous art award.[2]

There have also been two traveling exhibitions, in 2000 and 2003, enabling up to 50 selected works to be shown in regional galleries around Australia, promoting the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art to a wide audience across the country.

CategoriesEdit

There are five categories of awards:

  • Telstra Award - $50,000
  • Telstra General Painting Award – $5,000
  • Telstra Work on Paper Award – $5,000
  • Telstra Bark Painting Award – $5,000
  • Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award (sponsored by Telstra) – $5,000
  • Telstra Youth Award – $5,000

List of winnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award". Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Biggest prize pool ever for Telstra Art Awards". Northern Territory Government. Matt Conlan MLA. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Breen, Jacqueline (5 August 2016). "Darwin artist Harold Thomas wins National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award". ABC News. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Dias, Avani (7 August 2015). "Jukuja Dolly Snell wins National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in Darwin". ABC News. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Strocchi, Marina (2008). "Daisy Napaltjarri Jugadai (art tribute)". Art and Australia. 46 (1): 61. 
  6. ^ Telstra presents Transitions : 17 years of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Darwin, N.T.: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. 2000. ISBN 0724546146. 
  7. ^ a b Birnberg & Kreczmanski, pp. 213–214.
  8. ^ a b Birnberg & Kreczmanski.
  9. ^ Johnson, Vivien (1994). Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert: A Biographical Dictionary. Roseville East, NSW: Craftsman House. p. 116. 

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