December 2019-January 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.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
Visit our website for programs and events.
To March 7, 2020 Taksu: the Art of Bali.

I Ketut Liyer, Taksu, c.1995, Chinese ink and acrylic on cotton, 110 x 67cm. Donated by Mary Harrison Hill and family in memory of Chris Hill, 2016. Charles Darwin University Art Collection

I Gusti Putu Sana, Dancer, 1998, Chinese ink on paper, 83 x 61cm. Donated by Mary Harrison Hill and family in memory of Chris Hill, 2016. Charles Darwin University Art 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 Feb 23, 2020 Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series.
To March 22, 2020 Between the moon and the stars.
Nov 30 to June 28, 2020 Therese Ritchie: burning hearts – a survey exhibition of one of Darwin’s most committed and socially engaged artists, renowned for her provocative prints that make fearless political and social commentary. The exhibition features work from MAGNT’s collection and includes a number of important loans from private collectors and institutions.

Therese Ritchie, Living room, 1995 (printed 2019), pigment print, 30 x 44cm. Collection of Suzan Cox. © Therese Ritchie

Therese Ritchie, We do not have the right to know everything, 2003, edition 3/3, inkjet print, 39 x 109.5cm. MAGNT Collection; Purchased 2017. © the artist. 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.
Dec 7 to 22 (opening Fri Dec 6, 6pm) Christmas Presence – NCCA 2019 Members’ show. Christmas Presence is a celebration for this past year. All artwork is for sale up to $150, a perfect Christmas gift, or an addition to your collection. Supporting local artists.
Gallery closed from Dec 23 to Jan 24, 2020.

Jo Boniface, Innermost, print. 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.
To Dec 10 Pennyrose Wiggins.

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.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 9, 2020 Franca Baraclough: The Visitors. A visual survey of people, paths and stories woven from contemporary Central Australian culture, and their influences on desert life. Read more…

Franca Barraclough, Crowned Land, photographic print. Photograph: Mick Walters. Courtesy the artist and Araluen Arts Centre

To March 1 Greenbush Art Group: Shake, Rattle and Roll – A History of Central Australian Transport. Using salvaged materials such as scrap metal and copper wire, these detailed works chart the change from foot, to horse, to camel.

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 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.
Gallery closed Dec 14 to Feb 10, 2020.