Art prizes for Koori artists

INDIGENOUS artists from the North Coast of New South Wales have the chance to win national acclaim and a substantial cash prize by entering Australia’s prestigious 28th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, which opens for entries today.

The prize pool for the 28th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award comprises the $40,000 Telstra Award and the following five categories:

$4000 Telstra General Painting Award

$4000 Telstra Bark Painting Award

$4000 Telstra Work on Paper Award

$4000 Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award (sponsored by Telstra)

$4000 Telstra New Media Award.

The 28th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award exhibition will open and winners will be announced on August 11, 2011. Entry forms are available at www.nt.gov. au/natsiaa or by contacting the Award Coordinator at MAGNT on 08 8999 8203 or email natsiaa@ nt.gov.au. Entries close on March 18, 2011.



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