Enter in indigenous art awards

INDIGENOUS artists from the Coffs Coast are being encouraged to enter their work in the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

This year the Telstra Art Award will celebrate its 27th year and is the longest running art award dedicated to the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

It is considered the premier national event in the Australian Indigenous arts calendar and Telstra has been sponsoring this Award for 19 years.

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) and Telstra are proud to announce the inaugural Telstra New Media Award with the theme of ‘connections’ as a new category this year.

Telstra Local Area general manager Michael Sharpe said new media is an emerging category with more and more artists incorporating technology into their works, and is an exciting evolution of the Telstra Art Award.

“The Award presents a fantastic opportunity for local artists to gain national exposure for their art works, as well as take advantage of the financial benefits that can flow-on to their local communities from a win in these prestigious awards,” he said.

Last year’s winner Danie Mellor has had his winning entry, From Rite to Ritual, acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.

Entries for the Award close on April 2. For an entry form, contact the Award Co-ordinator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, GPO Box 4646, Darwin, NT, 0801; phone 08 8999 8203; email natsiaa@nt.gov.au; or go to www.magnt.nt.gov.au/natsiaa



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