Yarta Purtli


Time to vote for your favourite artwork in the 2023 Malka Aboriginal Art Prize People’s Choice Award. The winner receives $2,500.
View the entries by clicking on the link below and place the catalogue number -(you can find this next to the artists name (1 - 48) in the submission form at the bottom of the survey.
Voting closes: Wednesday 28th June 2023


  • Exhibition Opening Evening: 7 June 2023 Yarta Purtli Art Gallery, 6 Beauchamp Lane, Port Augusta
  • Exhibition at Yarta Purtli Art Gallery: 8 June – 15 July 2023 Yarta Purtli Art Gallery, 6 Beauchamp Lane, Port Augusta


  • Malka 2023 Aboriginal Art Prize Awards Night (includes People’s Choice Award): Thursday 6th July at 5.30pm (During NAIDOC Week) at Yarta Purtli Art Gallery, 6 Beauchamp Lane, Port Augusta


All artworks are available to purchase where indicated.

All artworks need to remain on display for the duration of the exhibition, and can not be removed before hand.

View the catalogue here:

Talk to our friendly gallery staff to assist you with your artwork purchase. Please note some artworks may be sold throughout the duration of the exhibition, please enquire if you are interested in purchasing an artwork.

Call us on 8641 9175 or 8641 9100, if you are unable to purchase on site and we can take your order over the phone and post the artwork out to you at the end of the exhibition.

Freight costs will also need be paid for in advance.


The Malka Aboriginal Art Prize was initiated by the late Mr Marvin McKenzie Senior, whose vision was to have an Aboriginal art show which ensured the Aboriginal community would have a space to showcase their work.

‘Malka’ is a word used by several Aboriginal language groups within the Port Augusta region, meaning mark or painting.

In 2023 it will be the 14th year the Aboriginal Art Prize has been held.

Entries in the 2023 Malka Aboriginal Art Prize are eligible for:

  • 2023 Malka Grand Prize Award - $20,000 AU (Mr Marvin McKenzie Senior Award) – sponsored by the Bungala Solar Farm, operated by Enel Green Power
  • People’s Choice Award - $2,500 AU Sponsored by KU Arts
  • Elder Award (60 years or over) - $2,500 AU
  • Youth Award (15 years or under) – $1,000 AU Sponsored by Uniting Country SA

Registrations are now closed.