April 2020 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
Lot 3238 , Stuart Highway, Katherine East 0850.
(08) 8972-3751.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Visit website for exhibition information.


Charles Darwin University Gallery
Ground floor, Building Orange 12.1.02, Casuarina Campus, Darwin 0909.
(08) 8946-6621.
UPDATE: The scheduled John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new exhibition has been postponed. CDU Art Gallery is temporarily closed to the public and all programs have been suspended until further notice. Visit their website for updates.

John Mawurndjul, Ancestral Spirit Beings Collecting Honey, 1985-1987, earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta), 110.5 x 61 x 5cm. © John Mawurndjul/Copyright Agency, 2020. Courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Maningrida Arts & Culture with financial assistance from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board of the Australia Council, 1994

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
Bullocky Point, 19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin 0820.
(08) 8999-8264.
UPDATE: MAGNT has temporarily closed. Stay connected and access their collections and behind-the-scenes content on their website and social media platforms.
The following is what was originally scheduled for display:
To June 28 Therese Ritchie: burning hearts – a survey exhibition of one of Darwin’s most committed and socially engaged artists.

Therese Ritchie, We do not have the right to know everything, 2003, ed. 3/3, inkjet print, 39 x 109.5cm. MAGNT Collection Purchased 2017. © Therese Ritchie

To July 12 Exit Art: 2019 student exhibition.
April 25 to Oct 25 the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu. For over two decades Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu has worked from the remote community of Yirrkala in the Northern Territory, creating significant paintings, drawings, sculptures and screen-based works.
May 2 to July 26 Container: the box that changed the world.

Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu, Ganyu (Stars), 2019, 241 x 363.2 x 6cm, earth pigment on compressed fibreboard, 4K digital video projection. Courtesy the artist and Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre. Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Vimy Lane, Parap 0820.
(08) 8981-5368.
The Northern Centre for Contemporary Art delivers leading local, national and international contemporary art to Darwin.
April 3 to 25 ArtMart 2020 – an annual group exhibition by contemporary local and national artists.
UPDATE: ArtMart 2020 has been cancelled as NCCA is closed until further notice.

Ricky Edwards, Car made of car parts, 56 x 40cm, mixed media; Cat#: 19-EP111. Courtesy the artist and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place, Parap, Darwin 0820.
(08) 8981-4822.
Tues 10.00-1.00, Wed-Thurs 10.00-5.00, Sat 10.00-2.00.
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.
April 3 to 28 Dino Wilson.

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 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.
To April 26 We Eat We Are – a celebration of food as a form of social sculpture that unites, nourishes and renews by SPARK NT curator, Sarah Pirrie.
April 17 to June 8 (opening Fri April 17, 6pm) The Alice Prize. One of Australia’s longest-running and most significant regional art prizes, this biennial award brings artworks by some of the most exciting and renowned contemporary artists in Australia to Alice Springs.
UPDATE: Araluen Arts Centre is closed until further notice. They are working on opportunities for our patrons to engage digitally with our visual arts programs.

Artback NT
Arts Development and Touring
67 Bath Street, Alice Springs 0871.
(08) 8953-5941.
Artback NT works with artists from around the Northern Territory to develop and tour their work to local, national and international audiences. From visual arts and music to performing arts and traditional and contemporary dance, we collaborate with artists to create, cultivate and share their stories. Artback NT identifies and assists with funding opportunities, establishing and coordinating local, national and international tours of artistic work and the designing of public programs and marketing materials.

Watch This Space
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 1 to 18 (opening Fri April 3, 6pm) A River And A Voice Shouting Above It by Gabriel Curtin.
UPDATE: Watch this Space have cancelled or postponed upcoming events and exhibitions. This includes the postponement of A River and A Voice Shouting Above It by Gabriel Curtin. What this Space has also decided to cancel its call out for exhibitions and residencies for the second half of 2020.