Telstra NATSIAA Winners : Djambawa Marawili AM, Malaluba Gumana and Nongirrna Marawili


Djambawa Marawili AM winner of the 2019 Telstra Art Award in front of his work ‘Journey to America’.

Congratulations to Djambawa Murawili AM for being awarded the the prestigious 2019 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award! We are excited to be exhibiting the work of Djambawa Marawili AM as part of our TARNANTHI Festival exhibition, ‘Mittji – The Group’. “This masterwork by a senior Yolŋu man manifests tremendous spirit, power and energy. The scale is remarkable, and Djambawa Marawili’s virtuosic use of natural materials and intricate and complex brushwork, honed over decades of dedicated practice, created dynamic flows and movement across the immense bark. the personal narrative within the work articulates his leading role in sharing Yolŋu philosophy with the world.” – Judges’ comments.

We also extend our congratulations to Malaluba Gumana, Winner of the Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award and Nongirrna Marawili, Winner of the Telstra Bark Painting Award; who will also be exhibiting with us during TARNANTHI Festival.

Malaluba Gumana, Winner of the 2019 Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award pictured in front of her work ‘Rainbows in the Lilies’.
Nongirrna Marawili, Winner of the 2019 Telstra Bark Painting Award, pictured in front of her work ‘Lightning Strikes’.