Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Location: 19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin NT 0820
Phone: 0889998264

Set in a tropical garden on Darwin Harbour at Bullocky Point is the Northern Territory's premier cultural institution - the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT). The MAGNT collections place the region's art, history and culture, and natural history in an Australian and international context through research, interpretation and collection development.

These collections encompass Aboriginal art and material culture, contemporary art, maritime archaeology, Northern Territory history and natural sciences. The MAGNT complex consists of three major permanent galleries, four temporary exhibitions spaces, a Discovery Centre with hands on children's activities, a theatre, and the Museum Shop. All contribute to providing an entertaining, diverse and educational experience for the local community and visitors to Darwin.

Hours: 10am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday. Admission free.

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Description

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Northern Territory’s premier cultural organisation. Our principal facility since 1981 is on Larrakia Land at Bullocky Point in Darwin, set in a scenic location overlooking the Arafura Sea. MAGNT is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. Each year MAGNT presents a dynamic program of internally-developed exhibitions, carefully curated from the collection, and the best travelling exhibitions from around Australia. It is also the home of the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards - the most significant celebration of its kind in Australia. Admission to the Museum is free or a Gold Coin Donation if you wish..
Permanent exhibitions are: Cyclone Tracy, the Maritime gallery, and natural sciences. The Indigenous art gallery shows both touring and MAGNT presented exhibitions. There are three temporary exhibition spaces at MAGNT that show a range of exhibitions.

All add to providing an entertaining, diverse and educational experience for the local community and visitors to Darwin.

Getting there: Public Bus Services (No. 4 & 6) Open 10am - 5pm daily*.
*Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day.

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Awards

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory has hosted the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) since 1984. The aim is to recognise the important contribution made by Indigenous artists from regional and urban areas throughout Australia, working in both traditional and contemporary media. It is an important showcase for both established and emerging artists and has come to be regarded as one of the premier national events in the Australian Indigenous art calendar. CATEGORIES All awards are non acquisitive. The Telstra Art Award of $50,000 is awarded to the work considered by judges to be the most outstanding work across all categories. The Telstra Emerging Artist Award of $5,000 is awarded from any category to an artist working within their first five years of practice who has not exhibited in a major institution. Prizes of $5,000 each are awarded in each of the following categories: Telstra Bark Painting Award Telstra General Painting Award Telstra Works on Paper Award Wandjuk Marika Memorial Three-Dimensional Award (sponsored by Telstra) Telstra Multimedia Award