Sue Bassett (ed.): The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 1984–2008

‘An achievement worth celebrating’

John Kean

 

The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 1984–2008: Celebrating 25 Years
edited by Sue Bassett
Charles Darwin University Press, $55 pb, 250 pp, 9780980665086

 

The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award is the major event on the Indigenous visual arts calendar. Its significance rests with the quality art exhibited under the mantle of the award and the crowd it attracts to Darwin every August. Artists from disparate communities mingle to cement relationships through shared kinship, songlines, and history. Excited coordinators from community cooperatives mix with urbane curators and gallery owners – projects are conceived. Collectors jostle to reserve the best works.

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Published in June 2011 no. 332

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