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Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Is. Art Award


Applications are now open for the 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, the premier national event on the Australian Indigenous Arts Calendar.

Major Prize will be the Telstra Art Award of $50 000, plus prizes of $5 000 are also awarded in each of the following five

• the Telstra Youth Award
• the Telstra General Painting Award
• the Telstra Bark Painting Award
• the Telstra Work on Paper Award
• the Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award (sponsored by Telstra)

The Telstra Award of $50 000 and the five category prizes are non-acquisitive.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 21 March 2014, please note incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Key Dates
Call for entry: 12 February – 21 March 2014Notification of pre selection: by 16 May 2014 Exhibition Dates: 8 August – 26 October 2014
To enter and for further information:

Or contact the Exhibition Coordinator on 08 8999 8287 or email:

Image: Glen Douglas Mackie, (Cairns, Kulkalgal language)The Coming of Sagai [ vinyl cut print, hand coloured 120 x 220cm], 2013 Telstra Art Award entry for works on paper.

This hand-coloured vinyl-cut print celebrates the epic journey of the brothers Malo, Sagai, Kulka and Siu to settle the central and eastern islands of the Torres Strait. Sagai, a gifted and astute warrior, settled Yam Island and is represented by the hammerhead shark.  His wife, Maiu, is represented by the crocodile.NATSSIAA30

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