Natsiaa 2020: Australia’s best Indigenous art – in pictures | The Guardian

Western Australia artist Ngarralja Tommy May has taken out the top prize in the prestigious 2020 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art awards (Naatsia). The painter and printmaker, who is a Wangkajunga and Walmajarri man, was born at Yarrnkurnja in the Great Sandy Desert. He dances and sings Kurtal, a ceremony relating to the main jila (living waterhole) in his country. His work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally.The 2020 Natsiaa exhibition is on at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin until 31 January 2021; a virtual exhibition is being held online Continue reading…

Western Australia artist Ngarralja Tommy May has taken out the top prize in the prestigious 2020 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art awards (Naatsia). The painter and printmaker, who is a Wangkajunga and Walmajarri man, was born at Yarrnkurnja in the Great Sandy Desert. He dances and sings Kurtal, a ceremony relating to the main jila (living waterhole) in his country. His work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally.

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