Northern Territory art galleries and their DECEMBER 2023 / JANUARY 2024 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.
Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
Ground Floor, Chancellery, Orange Building 12, University Drive South, Casuarina Campus, Brinkin 0810.
Gallery currently closed to the public for renovations, re-opening at the Danala campus of Charles Darwin University, in Darwin’s CBD, in 2024.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin 0820.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Visit the website for visitor information.
To Feb 18, 2024 The 40th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) – Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards, the Telstra NATSIAA aims to showcase the very best in Australian Indigenous art by both emerging and established contemporary artists from across Australia. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Telstra NATSIAA presented on Larrakia Country. The establishment of NATSIAA came at a vital time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artists were first widely being recognised, artistically, critically and commercially. In 2023, Telstra NATSIAA saw an increasing variety of artforms and media, collectively demonstrating the richness and diversity of current contemporary Indigenous artistic practice, and the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, nationwide, within the visual arts. Making the awards even more significant today: Telstra NATSIAA is now the richest art award in the country, with prize money across the seven categories more than doubling thanks to an ongoing partnership between MAGNT and Principal Partner Telstra. Artists shared a total of $190,000, with the prize money for the major Telstra Art Award doubling to $100,000 and each award category prize tripling from $5,000 to $15,000. More details about the winners and finalists here: www.magnt.net.au/natsiaa.
To June 2024 Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma (Making successful business together) – a photographic exhibition from the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) celebrating 50 years of Yolŋu economic independence, enterprise, self-determination, culture and ingenuity. Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma is proudly produced by an all-Indigenous Community Curatorial team from Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining, Milingimbi and Minjilang – where ALPA operates today.
Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
3 Vimy Lane, Parap 0820.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 8.00 to 2.00.
The Northern Centre for Contemporary Art delivers leading local, national and international contemporary art to Darwin.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
Nov 30 to Dec 16 Too Bloody Hot! – NCCA Members’ Show 2023. This year’s theme invited artists of all disciplines to interpret how North Australia’s climate shapes our lives, landscapes, and culture.
8 Parap Place, Parap, Darwin 0820.
Visit website for opening times.
Outstation Gallery works directly with Aboriginal art centres in the presentation and promotion of art from the Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, the Western Desert, the Kimberley, and Central and South Australia.
Jan 27 to Feb 17, 2024 Rising Stars 2024.
19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin 0810.
Gallery: Tues–Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Closed public hols and during exhibition changeover.
Tactile Arts is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation showcasing and promoting makers of contemporary art and craft in the top end of the Northern Territory since 1973. Includes craft studios and gallery.
Araluen Arts Centre
61 Larapinta Drive, Mparntwe/Alice Springs 0870.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
To Feb 4, 2024 My Country – Araluen Art Collection.
67 Bath Street, Alice Springs 0871.
Connecting people and place through arts development and touring.
Artback NT works with Northern Territory artists to develop, produce, curate and present ambitious, professional and energetic work to and from some of Australia’s most remote locations.
8 Hele Crescent, Alice Springs 0870.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00 during exhibitions, or by appt.
Watch This Space
8 Gap Road, Alice Springs 0870.
Wed–Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, during exhibitions.
As an artist-run initiative in Central Australia, Watch This Space provides a constructive and supportive environment for artists to develop, collaborate and experiment through exhibitions, residencies, performances, offsite projects, and an onsite studio community.
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre
Lot 3238, Stuart Highway, Katherine East 0850.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Visit website for weekend and public hols hours.
To Dec 22, 48th Katherine Prize. Read more…
Dec 8 to 22 Godinymayin Holiday Art Mart – 2023 Edition!
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 21, 2024.
Mimi Aboriginal Art & Craft
34 Katherine Terrace, Katherine 0850.
Mon–Fri 8.30 to 4.30, or by appt.