June 2018 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Northern Territory art galleries and their June 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.


Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre
Stuart Highway, Katherine East 0850.
(08) 8972-3751.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
To July 21 Fercund Fertile Worlds.


Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
Ground Floor, Building Orange 12, Casuarina Campus, Darwin 0909.
(08) 8946-6621.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
Visit our website for programs and events.
May 31 to July 21 Yidumduma Bill Harney – Bush Professor. Read more…

Yidumduma Bill Harney, Bush School, 2007, natural pigments on canvas. Courtesy Paul Taylor

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin 0820.
(08) 8999-8264.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday.
To July 1 a thousand miles from everywhere by Franck Gohier.
To July 15 Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial.
Through June A Frontier Journey photographs by Otto Tschirn 1915-18.

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Vimy Lane, Parap 0820.
(08) 8981-5368.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, or by appt. Closed public hols.
The Northern Centre for Contemporary Art delivers leading local, national and international contemporary art to Darwin.
June 8 to 30 (opening Fri June 8, 6pm) George Raftopoulos. Raftopoulos’ desire is to ‘debase this belief system’ that surrounds us – our historical and contemporary narratives. He visually rejects these icons, consciously dealing with his raw canvas and bare materials with the aim to excavate and rebuild. Yet his approach is not simply iconoclastic and a return to basics, but rather a challenge to what we know. Gestural brushwork and naturalistic layers establish the human at the centre of his work, enabling him to use it as a platform to question both himself and the wider human experience. The rawness of his aesthetic functions as a form of confrontation in which historical myths are challenged by the recognisable yet intangible, which combine in his works.
Artist talk: Sat June 9, 12pm.

George Raftopouos, Helmet Protector, mixed media on linen panel. Courtesy the artist and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place, Parap, Darwin 0820.
(08) 8981-4822.
Outstation Gallery works directly with art centres in the presentation and promotion of Indigenous art from the Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, the Western Desert, the Kimberley and Central and South Australia.

Tactile Arts
Contemporary Craft Studios and Gallery
19 Conacher Street (located in the grounds of the Museum and Art Gallery of NT), Fannie Bay 0810.
(08) 8981-6616.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Tactile Arts is a not-for-profit, member based, community arts organisation supporting artists and artisans throughout the Top End of Australia.

Alice Springs

Araluen Arts Centre
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8951-1122.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 17 The 40th Alice Prize – one of Australia’s longest running and most renowned regional art prizes.
To June 24 unDiscovered – photographic works by Michael Cook.
To July 15 (opening Fri June 29, 6pm) Alice Springs Beanie Festival – the nationally iconic festival sees thousands of beanies descend on Alice Springs.

Artback NT
Arts Development and Touring
67 Bath Street, Alice Springs 0871.
(08) 8953-5941.
Artback NT is the Northern Territory’s arts development and touring agency.
The visual arts program works with individuals, groups and arts-based organisations to present and tour dynamic and exciting visual arts exhibitions nationally and within the Northern Territory with a focus on the development and promotion of Northern Territory artists.

Watch This Space ARI
8 Gap Road, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8952-1949.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat* 10.00 to 2.00 *during exhibitions. Showcasing local, interstate and international emerging and established artists.
June 5 to 9 (opening Tues June 5, 6pm) Better Together – a group exhibition for World Environment Day in collaboration with Arid Lands Environment Centre.
June 30 to July 14 (opening Sat June 30, 2pm) Seen from here and just out there by Emma Collard.