The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory provides an entertaining, diverse and educational experience for the local community and visitors to Darwin through exhibitions and events based on the region's art, history and culture and through touring exhibitions.
The Museum also includes other venues in Darwin including the Fannie Bay Gaol and Lyons Cottage, and in Alice Springs include the Museum of Central Australia, the Connellan Hangar and the Kookaburra Memorial.
Exit Art: Contemporary Youth Art of Northern Territory Year 12 students, class of 2012
28 March - 9 June 2013
Exit Art exhibition showcases the works of 2012 Northern Territory visual art students. It is a celebration of the talent and creativity of young Territorians expressed through tradtional and non traditional mediums.
Co-presentation between Department of Education & Children's Services and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
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13 April - 14 July2013
Continuing a tradition that developed during the First World War, the Australian War Memorial has, in the last decade,commissioned official artists to explore and record the Australian experience of war and peacekeeping around the world.
Perspectives presents the unique insight into the works of two contemporary artists, Jon Cattapan and eX de Medici, responding to the subject matter of peacekeeping. Jon Cattapan travelled to Timor - Leste in July 2008 and eX de Medici travelled to the Solomon Islands in March 2009. Both artists gained insight into the role of Australian peacekeepers and from these experiences, created a series of works that reveal a personal vision and artistic style.
A touring exhibition by the Australian War Memorial
Capital and Country - The Federation Years 1900 -1914
4 May - 29 September 2013
An exhibition of significant works from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.
Capital and Country will feature national treasures and major paintings that are rarely displayed outside Canberra. The exhibition features artwork by Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Hans Heysen, Frdrick McCubbin, Penleigh Boyd, Phillips Fox, Ethel Carrick, Rickard Haley - Lever, Rupert Bunny, Hugh Ramsay and Max Meldrum. The paintings highlight key ideas, influences and shifts in painting, in the significant narratives of both Federation painting in Australia and the work of expatriate Australian artists
A touring exhibition by the National Gallery of Austrlalia
26 July 2013 - 2 February 2014
Smalltown is an exhibition featuring stunning colour photographs of rural and remote Australia by photographer Martin Mischkulnig, together with text written by award winning author Tim Winton.
Exhibition presented by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW
30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
9 August - 10 November 2013Celebrating the longest running Indigenous art awards in Australia.
The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards showcases works from both established and emerging Indigenous artists from all over the country.
Wallace: The rEvolutionary Man
9 November - 22 June 2014
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of eminent naturalist Alfred Wallace, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory will showcase an exhibition about Wallace's exploration of South East Asia and his research on evolutionary biology especially on Natural Selection.
A Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory exhibition
Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan
7 December 2013 - 9 February 2014
Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan explores the invlovement of nurses from the first known Australian in the Zulu War of 1879, right up to the experiences of the male and female nurses serving in recent conflicts and peace keeping operations.
The exhibition draws on the Australian War Memorial's rich collection, with personal stories from Army, Air Force and Navy nurses who have served oversea, their difficulties and challenges, along with their determination to care for the sick and wounded come what may.
A touring exhibition from the Australian War Memorial