July/August 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.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
Bullocky Point, 19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin 0820.
(08) 8999-8264.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon.
To July 26 Container: the box that changed the world.
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.

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Vimy Lane, Parap 0820.
(08) 8981-5368.
Gallery closed, updates will be available via our website and social media channels.
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-Thurs 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 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.
July 4 to 28 Papunya Tjupi Arts – Ngurrangka Palyani (Making from Home).
Aug 1 to 25 Mulkun Wirrpanda.

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.
Open daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 3 The Alice Prize one of Australia’s longest-running and most significant regional art prizes. View the exhibition online at www.aliceprize.com

Mervyn Street, Short Horn Cow Hide, 2019, mixed media on leather hide with hair, 210 x 190cm. Finalist in The Alice Prize 2020

To Nov 8 (opening Fri Aug 14) Hermannsburg and Paint – Neridah Stockley – a unique body of work in response to Hermannsburg, site of Lutheran Mission activity coupled with the Hermannsburg School of watercolour painting made famous by Albert Namatjira.

Neridah Stockley, Tent, 2019, oil on hardboard, 50 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Araluen Arts Centre

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 exhibition periods.
To July 25 A River And A Voice Shouting Above It by Gabriel Curtin – ‘There was this cartoon, all these animals huddled on an island beach trying to make a plan. A tsunami surged towards them and the scene kept cutting between the curling water and the panicked wildlife. Then it cut to the tsunami’s crest and perched atop it as though it were a branch were two vultures. And the vultures talked about all kinds of things, unaware of what they were sitting on. I can’t remember what happened next. I think the animals on the beach got out ok and the vultures flapped off, looking for something different.’

Exhibition flyer. Courtesy the artist

Aug 5 to 23 Travels on a Distant Star by Suzi Lyon. We are ‘survivors of immeasurable events’, ‘small wet miracles’. So writes poet and astronomer, Rebecca Elson. ‘And so we travel, immeasurably distant, immeasurably mysterious. But there is a sensation that holds like iron, that we are the stars. So in this, I am, my own brief minuscule miracle of magical gritty self, this is how I can be, of the stars, of this distant star. This work is made within this sensation, responding to what has come into that time and space.’

Exhibition flyer. Courtesy the artist