August 2018 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.


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.
Aug 8 to Oct 6 Salon des Refusés works not selected for the National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), as part of SALON Indigenous Art Projects Read more…

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin 0800.
Aug 10 to 12 the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, held on Larrakia Country, showcases contemporary fine art from over 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres during the annual three-day event. Public events include workshops, performance, storytelling and more. Visit the website for the full program. Read more…

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 Feb 17, 2019 Out of the Dark: from the MAGNT collection.
To May 17, 2019 Unruly Days: Territory life from 1911-1921.
Aug 3 to March 3, 2019 Midawarr / Harvest by Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley.
Also, Momentum recent Aboriginal art acquisitions.
Aug 11 to Nov 11 (opening and awards and ceremony Fri Aug 10, 6-10pm) Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

Robert Fielding, Milkali Kutju – One blood, synthetic polymer paint and ink on burnt and pierced paper,
Winner 2017 Telstra Works On Paper Award. Courtesy the artist and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

34th Telstra NATSIAA, installation view, 2017. Courtesy Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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.
Aug 9 to Sept 8 (opening Thurs Aug 9, 6pm) kanalaritja: An Unbroken String celebrates the unique practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present this exhibition focusing on one of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community’s most culturally significant and closely-guarded traditions. Shell stringing is the community’s longest continued cultural practice. This national touring exhibition features shell necklaces created in the 1800s, alongside necklaces from acclaimed makers of today, and a new wave of stringers who learnt the tradition at cultural renewal workshops. Co-curated by Zoe Rimmer and Liz Tew. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Foundation.

Dulcie Greeno, stripy buttons, marina and rice shells, Launceston 2016,
Purchased TMAG Foundation 2016. 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.
Aug 1 to 30 Pepai Jangala Carroll. As part of SALON Indigenous Art projects Read more…

Pepai Jangala Carroll, Ilpili (detail), 2018, acrylic on linen, 100 x 150cm
Courtesy the artist and Outstation Gallery

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. Aug 10 to 20 Mick Rictor. As part of SALON Indigenous Art Projects Read more…

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Alice Springs

Araluen Arts Centre
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8951-1122.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 12 Dream of home by Jennifer Taylor.
To Aug 19 Woomera photographic series by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.
July 27 to Aug 12 Advocate Art Award 2018.

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.
July 27 to Aug 11 To travel some distance with concrete: a short story exhibition by Priscilla Beck.
Aug 22 to Sept 8 (opening Sat Aug 25, 4-6pm) Building Walls by Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts.

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