January/February 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 Cultural Centre
Lot 3238 , Stuart Highway, Katherine East 0850.
(08) 8972-3751.
Mon-Fri 9.00 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 Feb 20 Bitumen & Dirt – Wayne Eager, 30 years in the 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 Jan 31 Telstra NATSIAA.
The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) exhibition captures the attention of the nation, with an inspiring breadth of work from emerging and established artists. Each year, Telstra NATSIAA sees an increasing variety of art forms and media, collectively demonstrating the richness and diversity of current contemporary Indigenous artistic practice, and the pre-eminence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, nationwide, within the visual arts. Virtual exhibition VIRTUALMAGNT.NET.AU.

‘2020 Telstra NATSIAA’ gallery installation. Deborah Wurrkidj, Ngaye ngawam nganang kunred kukimukken, kubba nakornamkuyeng karri. (I travelled a long way away, to that place with the tall tower) 2020; Pandanus, natural dyes (bulbs, roots, pandanus leaves), eucalyptus wood, Kurrajong bark, 150 x 83 x 93cm. Photograph: Charlie Bliss. Courtesy of MAGNT

To Jan 31 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. This exhibition charts the evolution of her practice, which challenges the conventions of Yolŋu art making and has established her as an important Australian artist. Virtual exhibition VIRTUALMAGNT.NET.AU. Read more…

‘the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu’ gallery installation. Photograph: Merinda Campbell. Courtesy of MAGNT

From Jan 23 Fresh: Connecting new & old art – an exhibition exploring the connections and common threads between MAGNT’s collections of Aboriginal and Australian Art. Discover recent acquisitions and key works from MAGNT’s collections.

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.
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.
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.

Alice Springs

Araluen Arts Centre
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs 0870.
(08) 8951-1122.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00, closed Mon.
To March 7 New York New Work works by Marina Strocchi – following her three month Arts NT Fellowship in Brooklyn, USA.

Marina Strocchi, New York Taxi – Lower East Side, 2020, acrylic on paper, 50 x 35cm

To March 7 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2020 – celebrating the achievements and contributions of senior Territorians through the art of portraiture.

Hubert Pareroultja, Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges), 2019, watercolour on paper, 74 x 105cm. Araluen Collection. Acquired from Desert Mob 2019

To Aug 15 Lineage and Legacy – drawn from the Araluen Collection and various local collections to celebrate three distinctive movements that have influenced contemporary Central Australian Aboriginal art across the past 85 years.

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.
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.