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Northern Editions printmaking studio

Dorothy Napangardi
Sandhills, 2010
Etching and aquatint
Edition of 25
Image: 59 x 45 cm
Collaborator: Jacqueline F Gribbin
Printer: Jacqueline F Gribbin and Glynis Lee
Catalogue ID 10/11
Northern Editions showcases a 10 year anniversary exhibition of internationally renowned Central Desert artist Dorothy Napangardi. On display at Northern Editions Gallery until 3 June 2011.


CDU Art Collection

Judy Cassab CBE AO
Born 1920, Vienna; arrived Sydney, 1951
Ross River Road [The Torchbearers] 1972
Oil on board, 44 x 35cm
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – CDU1853
Gifted by the CDU Foundation to the CDU Art Collection, 2010
Image © the artist & courtesy Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne.

CDU Art Collection
& Art Gallery


CDU Press

Water in the Top End: Opportunities and Constraints
Edited by R J Wasson


Read more at CDU Press

May 2011


2011 Science & Engineering Challenge


Schools 4 Social Change Challenge


Graduation Ceremony, Casuarina Campus


Worldskills Australia Darwin Try a trade


Semester one teaching ends

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff


104.1 Territory FM website


Students ready to graduate
More than 500 graduands are about to descend on to Charles Darwin University’s Casurina campus to mark the culmination of their university studies.
CDU celebrates new Confucius Institute
It was a red-letter-day for the Chinese teaching program at Charles Darwin University (CDU) with the establishment of a Confucius Institute at CDU’s Casuarina campus.
Book casts doubt on Bach's legacy
A new book by a leading Territory music academic has questioned the authorship of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most famous musical compositions.
Health Minister welcomes NT medical students Pedals power uni dream
Kerry-Lynn Dixon has embarked on the journey of a lifetime as she cycles from Geelong to Darwin to realise a life-long educational dream.
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Research on marketing Islam wins international acclaim
A paper by a Charles Darwin University academic investigating the lucrative market of spiritual tourism has been recognised by a leading publisher of global research.

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Tradies kick in for quality cause
The outlook for Territory children living with cancer has received a huge boost with construction giant John Holland Pty Ltd donating $10,000 to Camp Quality.

Artwork celebrates northern Australia’s unique nature
Art lovers can take a journey through the unique natural and cultural history of northern Australia at a new exhibition at Charles Darwin University Art Gallery.

Betty, 90, inspires during Volunteer Week
Helping people who have recently arrived in the Territory to reach their full potential in a new country is something 90-year-old Betty Woods has become passionate about over the past 10 years.

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Facebook breeds wave of new age humanitarians
Facebook is becoming a powerful tool for human rights activists in their bid to affect political change, according to a leading humanitarian.

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Music students reach for the stars
The sky’s the limit for a group of Alice Springs music students who have won a national heat of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition, which could send them to London.

Culinary stars of the future cook off
The competition was frantic but the aromas heavenly at a recent Black Box Cookery Competition held at Charles Darwin University Palmerston Campus.

Bright young sparks do battle
Territory school students will go back to the future and pit their Mars buggy and bridge building skills for the title of Science and Engineering Challenge champions at Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus.

Tiwi students look towards future in conservation
After several delays due to cyclones and washed out roads the Tiwi College senior boys are off to a great start to becoming future conservation and land managers through CDU’s VET program.
Ellen hopes to rise to the occasion in national awards  
A young apprentice will go where no other Territorian has gone before when she represents the NT at the prestigious 2011 LA Judge Memorial Awards in Sydney.

Business savvy inspires African adventure
Three African refugees have proved that a new country and new a language are not barriers to realising their entrepreneurial dreams.

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Building sports participation in East Arnhem communities
East Arnhem shire sport and recreation officers from six communities recently came together for a one week course in Nhulunbuy giving them the skills to promote sports participation in remote communities.
NT Administrator visits regional campuses
The Administrator of the Northern Territory, his Honour Tom Pauling AO QC and Mrs Tessa Pauling paid official visits to CDU Nhulunbuy and Katherine campuses recently to view new facilities, learn about CDU programs and speak with staff and students.