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.
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.Explore our current exhibition
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.Explore
Plan your visit
Plan your next visit to the CDU Art Gallery and view opening hours, parking locations, bus timetables and maps.Learn more
Friends of CDU Art GalleryFind out more
The CDU Art Collection and Gallery cultivates friends to support and advocate for our art collection, exhibition programs and public programs.
History and publicationsLearn more
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.
CDU Art Gallery gift shopFind out more
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.