May 2021 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 Culture Centre
Lot 3238, Stuart Highway, Katherine East 0850.
(08) 8972-3751.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Visit website for exhibition information.


Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
Ground floor, 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 website for programs and events.
To May 29 John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new. Read more…

John Mawurndjul, Ngalyod (Female Rainbow Serpent) (detail), 1988, earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta). Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, purchased with funds donated by Mr and Mrs Jim Bain, 1989. Photograph: Jessica Maurer. © John Mawurndjul / Copyright Agency, 2020. Courtesy the artist, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney and Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, Northern Territory

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 4.00.
To June 27 Fresh: connecting new & old art – brings together works from the Aboriginal, Australian and South East Asian art collections. This exhibition will reveal diverse stories from within these collections and the broad geographic regions they represent. Read more…

‘Fresh: connecting new & old art’ installation view. Photograph: Mark Sherwood. Courtesy of MAGNT

Eko Nugroho, Kekerasan dan Korupsi (detail), 2007, rayon thread on fabric, 43 x 79cm. MAGNT Collection. Courtesy the artist and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Vimy Lane, Parap 0820.
(08) 8981-5368.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00 or by appt.
The Northern Centre for Contemporary Art delivers leading local, national and international contemporary art to Darwin.

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place, Parap, Darwin 0820.
(08) 8981-4822.
Tues 10.00 to 1.00, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Sun-Mon.
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.
See website for exhibition program.

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, except public holidays and during exhibition changeover.
Tactile Arts is a member-based, not-for-profit artist services organisation that actively supports and promotes artists and craftspeople from Darwin and the top end of the Northern Territory.
April 30 to May 16 The Garden of Alchemy by Dawn Beasley.

Alice Springs

Araluen Arts Centre
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8951-1122.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 14 Bitumen & Dirt – Wayne Eager: 30 Years in the Territory. A survey exhibition of paintings and prints by prominent Alice Springs-based artist Wayne Eager that charts his career since first arriving in the Northern Territory in 1990. Read more…
To June 27 (opening Sat May 8, 10.30am) Yarrenyty Arltere Artists – celebrating 20 years of innovative, creative and diverse contemporary soft sculptures.

Wayne Eager, Red Town (detail), 2018, oil on linen, 138 × 122.5cm Photograph: Joyce Van Dyke. Courtesy the artist, Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, Northern Territory and Araluen Arts Centre, Northern Territory

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.

Watch This Space
8 Gap Road, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8952-1949.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, during exhibition periods.
Watch This Space is a dynamic contemporary artist-run space with a long history in the desert of Central Australia. Our annual Creative Program supports local and interstate, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, emerging and established artists with a focus on contemporary and experimental multi-disciplinary art.