It’s nearly that time of year again,

The 26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award’s (NATSIAA) open in a months time on the 14th August. It will be very interesting to see the styles of Art that the judges like the most after a recent trend back towards more traditional styles after a period of time where more abstract styles and mediums seemed to be all the rage.

Last years major prize winner was Makinti Napanangka from Kintore in the Northern Territory. The winning painting depicted designs associated with the site of Lupulnga, a rockhole situated south of the Kintore Community. The Peewee (small bird) Dreaming is associated with this site, as well as the Kungka Kutjarra or Two Travelling Women Dreaming.