May 2017 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 May 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.


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.
To July 15 The Sculptures of Atauro Island.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
19 Conacher Street, The Gardens 0820.
(08) 8999-8264.
Free entry.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 4 Exit Art 2016 NT Year 12 student exhibition.
To Aug 13 Hot! Highlights from the MAGNT art collection.
To June 18 Piksa Niugini photographs by Stephen Dupont.

Stephen Dupont, Sing-sing drummer, Enga show, Wabag, Eastern Highlands, 2011. Courtesy the artist

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Vimy Lane, Parap 0820.
(08) 8981-5368.
Director: Maurice O’Riordan.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00 or by appt.
The Northern Centre for Contemporary Art delivers leading local, national and international contemporary art to Darwin.
May 13 to June 10 Gallery 1: Golden Years by Karina Coombes and Joanne Nasir. Darwin-based Nasir and Melville Island-based Coombes (Munupi Arts) commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

Joanne Nasir, Kahlin 100 years on, 2013, acrylic on linen. Courtesy the artist

Gallery 2 & Boxset: Ancestry by Jason Rao Sellaiah – Wadeye/Port Keats-based artist pays tribute to his late father through 2D/3D forms.

Jason Sellaiah, Genome Project Pt 1, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist

Screenroom: Australia, long before it had a name by Katherine Bradley – Darwin-based artist’s narrative frieze in oil paints.

Katherine Bradley, Australia, long before it had that name (detail), 2017, oil on canvas: multipanelled frieze. Courtesy the artist

Katherine Bradley, Australia, long before it had that name (detail), 2017, oil on canvas, multi-panel frieze. Courtesy the artist and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

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
4/9 George Crescent, Alice Springs 0871.
(08) 8952-1949.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00 when exhibitions are on.
Showcasing local, interstate and international emerging and established artists.
May 13, 11-2pm Shiny Party Fundraiser – lawn sale, live music and food. Shiny Party: 5pm to midnight.
May 23 to 26 (opening Thurs May 25, 4.30-8pm) Strange Careers Zine Fair & Exhibition.

Ira Gold, The Party, markers on art-board, 22 x 31cm. Courtesy the artist and Watch This Space ARI

Ira Gold, Untitled, 2016, markers on art-board, 30 x 35cm. Courtesy the artist and Watch This Space ARI

May 30 to June 3 (opening: Fri June 2, 6pm) 60,000 Artists – Watch This Space & Arid Lands Environment Centre Exhibition Fundraiser.