October 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.

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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.
Oct 31 to Feb 16, 2019 Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality.

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 Nov 11, 35th Telstra NATSIAA. The National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art award.

2018 Telstra NATSIAA Winner – Gunybi Ganambarr, Buyku, etching on aluminium board, 2018, 300 x 300cm

To Feb 17, 2019 Out of the Dark: From the MAGNT Collection – natural science specimens, history and culture objects and artworks from MAGNT’s nationally and internationally significant collections.

Blackstone Tjanpi Weavers, Toyota, 2005
Courtesy the artist and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

To March 3, 2019 Midawarr | Harvest: Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley – a unique printmaking collaboration between two of Australia’s most distinguished senior artists. A touring exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia in partnership with Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley.
Through Oct Feeling For Pattern: 50 Years of Tiwi Pottery – highlights the evolution, style and direction of Tiwi pottery over 50 years.
Also, Unruly Days: Territory Life 1911-1921 – drawing on MAGNT’s own Territory History Collection and key loans from local collectors and interstate institutions, this exhibition richly illustrates the challenges of life in the Territory in the early 1900s.

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.
To Oct 13 Office Works – the central theme of the exhibition involves working with office-place stationery including paper, tape and other materials usually employed for business purposes. The exhibition comprises of seven artists ñ Christian Bˆk, Bill Davies, Stuart Gluth, Christian Clare Robertson, Koulla Roussos, Don Whyte and Kaye Strange. These artists will showcase their collective responses to working with office materials.

Artwork by Bill Davies. Courtesy the artist and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Kaye Strange, Rubber-Band DVD, 2011, rubber bands and CD Cases, multiple panels, 13.5 x 19cm per panel
Courtesy the artist and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Oct 19 to 27 fledgling 2018 – focuses on work developed through experimentation; pushing the boundaries of printmaking materials and techniques. As the name implies, it is also the (gentle) pushing of CDU printmaking students ñ emerging artists – towards experimentation, professionalisation of creative practice and exhibiting work in a contemporary art space.

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 Oct 6 Tjala Arts 2018.
Oct 19 to Nov 9 Across the River by David Wickens.

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 not-for-profit, member-based, community arts organisation supporting artists and artisans throughout the Top End of Australia.
Oct 19 to Nov 4 Lunaria, Blossoms, Birdies & Besties: Luna Bird.

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Alice Springs

Araluen Arts Centre
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8951-1122.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 21 Desert Mob 2018 – one of the most anticipated annual events on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art calendar. Held annually since 1991, Desert Mob is a powerful articulation of culture, country and contemporary desert life by artists from Desart-member art centres across the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia; www.desertmob.nt.gov.au
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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.
Presentation: Thurs Oct 4, 6pm Museum of Intimate Memories by Kelly Lee Hickey. Free event.
Oct 10 to 27 (opening Fri Oct 12, 6pm) Dal Mar Mediterrane al Centro Rosso: Arte di strada dalla Vucciria a Mparntwe / From the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Centre: Street art from the Vucciria to Mparntwe by Chips Mackinolty. Artist talk: Sat Oct 13, 11.30am.
Art dinner: Sat Oct 20, 6pm The Silver Spoon – Aoife Milson, Frankie Snowdon, Jonny Rowden and Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts.
Visit wts.org.au to book tickets.
Presentation: Wed Oct 24, 6pm ARTalks, curated by Kieran Finnance and Jenny Taylor. Located at Red Hot Arts. Free event.

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