By Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
Principal Sponsor - Telstra
The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (Darwin, Australia), presents a selection of fifty works acquired since 1992 from the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. This national Art Award, established by the MAGNT in 1984, showcases works by artists from urban centres and remote regions of Australia. The Award is recognised for presenting diversity and innovation within contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practices.
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The MAGNT is northern Australia's premier cultural, scientific and artistic organisation. Set in a scenic location overlooking the Arafura Sea in Darwin, the MAGNT is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. Each year the MAGNT presents a dynamic program of both internally-developed exhibitions, carefully curated from the collection, and the best travelling exhibitions from around Australia. It's also the home of the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards - the most significant celebration of its kind in Australia. MAGNT is also part of a network of regional museums and heritage sites across the Northern Territory.
Christine Tarbett-Buckley, Head of Collections, MAGNT (retired)
Gavin Dally, Senior Collections Manager, MAGNT
Sue Horner, Collections Management, MAGNT