April 2019 Listings

Northern Territory art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu 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.
April 5 to July 13 The Mary Kunyi Legacy.

Mary Kunyi, Wurr (Grass), 2001. Courtesy the Estate of Mary Kunyi and Merrepen Arts and Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre


Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
Building Orange 12.1.02, 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.
March 28 to July 20 Reinvigorating the MECA Collection.

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.
To March 29, 2020 Between the Moon and the Stars.

Joseph Turner, Moon taken with the Great Melbourne Telescope, 1875. Courtesy Museums Victoria, and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

April 13 to July 7 Yiḏaki – Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia – this immersive exhibition tells the story of the origins of yiḏaki and illustrates the importance of the instrument in Aboriginal life and culture. Yolngu Elder Djalu Gurruwiwi invites visitors on an experiential journey that includes exploring a stringybark forest, voyaging with the West Wind and becoming immersed in the mesmerising power of yiḏaki. Ideal for all ages. An exhibition developed by the South Australian Museum. Visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory website for more information. Tickets: Adult $10, Concession $8, Child $3 (ages 5-15 with an accompanying adult).

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.
April 13 to 27 (opening Fri April 12, 6pm) ArtMart 2019 – a pop-up group show celebrating Top-End art and artists that will take place at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA). ArtMart provides opportunities for artists to exhibit at NCCA outside of the constraints of our regular programming and has an emphasis on supporting and encouraging emerging artists. Capturing the bustling Saturday Parap Market audiences. It is a great opportunity for both the artist to reach a broad audience, and our patrons to acquire affordable art.

Marcus Paterson, Makassan Man, acrylic on paper. Courtesy the artist and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Angus Titoko, Rainbow Angel Fish, fine liners on Bockingford paper 300gsm. 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-Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Tactile Arts is a member based, not-for-profit community arts organisation that actively supports and promotes artists and craftspeople from Darwin and the top end of the Northern Territory.

Alice Springs

Araluen Arts Centre
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8951-1122.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 22 Weapons for the Soldier. Initiated by the young men of the APY Lands, this project examines weaponry, warfare and the deep connection to Country.
To June 2 Tjungunutja: from having come together. The most significant collection of early Papunya paintings reinforces the Western Desert art movement as one of the nation’s most important.

Anatjari Tjakamarra, Ngaatjatjarra/Pintupi c.1938-1992, Kuninka Tjukurrpa 1972. Collection of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. © the estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency. Courtesy Papunya Tula Artists

Tony Albert and Vincent Namatjira, Australia’s Most Wanted Armed with a paintbrush 2018, archival pigment print on paper, 100 x 100cm

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, and Sat 10.00 to 2.00 during exhibitions.
Showcasing local, interstate and international emerging and established artists.
April 10 to 27 (opening Fri April 12, 6pm) HEAT ISLAND by Beth Sometimes solo exhibition.

Beth Sometimes, Magic Hour @ Coles Carpark, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Watch This Space