The ‘Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award’ is the premier Australian indigenous event on the arts calendar. It sets the benchmark for the market and attracts collector from all over the world.
The award was established by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in 1984 and it is open to all adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The 26th Telstra Art Award opened last month in Darwin and 93 entries competed for AUD56,000 of prize money. ReDot Gallery was present at the prize ceremony and is proud to represent 35 of the 93 entries in this year’s award.
‘Stock Room Show – 2009 TELSTRA Award Selected Artists’ will showcase works by these artists and give our clients the opportunity to see works from top artists from all corners of Australia. Canvases from the Central and Western Deserts will be showcased alongside ceremonial poles and bark paintings from the Top End.
An eclectic selection showing the directions this broad art movement is taking. Billy Benn, Donald Moko, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Eubena Nampitjin, Harry Tjutjuna, Jukuja Dolly Snell, Lydia Balbal, Maringka Baker and Cory Surprise are just some names whose works will grace the walls of ReDot Gallery.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday 6th October and runs till Saturday 7th November 2009.