September 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 9.00 to 2.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Visit website for exhibition program.


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.

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 Feb 6, 2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards – Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art awards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Featuring a variety of styles and stories brought to life in unique ways by some of Australia’s best emerging and established artists. Visit natsiaa.com.

Timo Hogan, Lake Baker, 2020. Courtesy the artist, Spinifex Arts Project Aboriginal Corporation, Western Australia and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

‘2020 Telstra NATSIAA’, installation view. Photograph: Charlie Bliss. Courtesy 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 10.00 to 2.00, or by appt. Closed public hols.
Visit website for updates. The Northern Centre for Contemporary Art delivers leading local, national and international contemporary art to Darwin.
To Sept 25 Murrŋiny a story of metal from the east – Wukun Wanambi, Wanapati Yunupiŋu, Barayuwa Munuŋgurr, Gunybi Ganambarr, Binygurr Wirrpanda, Ganpilbil Maymuru and Wurrandan Marawili. A Salon Art Projects Event. In Association with Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art; salonartprojects.com.au.

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 the top end of the Northern Territory since 1973.

Alice Springs

Araluen Arts Centre
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8951-1122.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 10 to Oct 24 Desert Mob 30 – the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Aboriginal art celebrates 30 years.

DESERT MOB 30 design: Cheryl Oliver, Evelyn Young, Nyungawarra Ward, Janet Forbes, Dianne Wamantjangu, Billy Kenda, Marlene Rubuntja, Corban Clause Williams, Langaliki Lewis, Joseph Williams, Heather Anderson. Courtesy the artists 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.

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 exhibitions.
A dynamic contemporary artist-run space with a long history in the desert of Central Australia. The 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.