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Gallery visitors view YOU ARE HERE – an exhibition by Therese Ritchie, 2021.
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Art Collection and Art Gallery

CDU Art Gallery is currently closed to the public for renovations. It will reopen at the Danala campus of Charles Darwin University, in Darwin's CBD, in 2024.

The CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery is a community engagement initiative of Charles Darwin University.

Through our exhibitions, public programs and permanent art collection, we celebrate, embrace and share with Australia the extraordinary art and culture of the Northern Territory, which is home to the world’s oldest living culture, and connected to the rich and diverse cultures of our Asia Pacific neighbours.

With the support of CDU, and with our home and heart in the Northern Territory, we will fearlessly explore and question, and imaginatively present and document, identity and placemaking initiatives that support learning and appreciation of how the world is experienced and imagined through the art and eyes of artists who live in or have a connection with our unique place in Australia and the world.

Longwater art exhibition

CDU Art Gallery

CDU Art Gallery presents a program of exhibitions in its state-of-the-art gallery located at the University’s Casuarina campus, Darwin as part of the University’s community engagement activity.

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CDU Art Collection

Art Collection

Comprising of more than 3,500 artworks, the CDU Art Collection is presented in public exhibitions and on-campus displays. Artworks from a range of mediums – printmaking, painting, ceramic, fibre, textile, and sculpture – are represented in the CDU Art Collection, which grows annually through acquisition, donation and cultural gifts. 

CDU Art Gallery, the Chancellery (Orange Building 12), Casuarina campus, Darwin
Free admission, all welcome

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Plan your next visit to the CDU Art Gallery and view opening hours, parking locations, bus timetables and maps.

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  • Sara Higgs and Nadine Lee at CDU Art Gallery

    Friends of CDU Art Gallery

    The CDU Art Collection and Gallery cultivates friends to support and advocate for our art collection, exhibition programs and public programs.

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  • PAUL HOPPER “Urban image series, Darwin”, 1980 Photograph 19.9 h x 30.3 w cm [image] 26.5 h x 35.4 w cm [paper] Acquired through the CDU Art Acquisition Fund, 1980 Charles Darwin University Art Collection, CDU4

    History and publications

    Established in 1980 as an Art School teaching collection, the CDU Art Collection today has a University-wide and NT regional mandate with a focus on community engagement in northern Australia and Southeast Asia.

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  • CDU Art Gallery gift shop

    CDU Art Gallery gift shop

    CDU Art Gallery gift shop stocks a unique range of bespoke ceramics, fibre baskets, scarves and T-shirts created by Territory-based artists. We also stock gift cards, catalogues and books.

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