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CDU Art Collection

Franck Gohier
Born 1968, St Nazaire, Brittany, France
Arrived Darwin, Northern Territory, 1975
Picnic at Berry Springs 2012, edn 31/99
7 colour screenprint on Ivory board
41.7 x 27.6cm [image]; 45.5 x 32.5cm [paper]
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – CDU2451
Gifted by the artist, March 2013
Image © and courtesy the artist

CDU Art Collection
& Art Gallery


CDU Art Collection

Maria Josette Orsto
Wiyini (ferns) 2012
Edition of 10
Image: H 98 x W 49.5cm
Collaborator: J.F. Gribbin / G.L. Lee
Printer : G. L. Lee
Catalogue ID: 12-16

Northern Editions

June 2013


Professorial Lecture Series


13th International Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations Conference

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff


104.1 Territory FM website


Australia’s youngest uni takes up age old tradition
History has been made at Charles Darwin University when hundreds of years of tradition were recognised with the gifting of its first mace to be used for ceremonial purposes.

Move broadens roles of academic staff
Charles Darwin University Higher Education faculties have appointed two Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellors to allow current Pro Vice-Chancellors to expand their across-university activities.

Population research highlights revenue loss for NT
The Northern Territory’s declining share of the national Indigenous population will cost the NT $120 million a year for the foreseeable future.

TNI embraces criminology research
An agreement signed by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and Charles Darwin University’s The Northern Institute (TNI) will boost research into crime in Northern Australia.

Report reveals climate change costs for Australian birds
The cost of saving Australia’s bird species from climate change is estimated at AU$18.8 million a year over the next 50 years, a report released last month reveals.

Celebrating 30 years of nursing studies
The University’s Nursing Museum has celebrated 30 years of tertiary nursing studies in the Northern Territory as part of International Nurses Day.

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Research to net threats to Territory turtles
Two juvenile turtles released back into the wild will assist Charles Darwin University marine researchers to contribute towards conservation efforts to protect threatened turtle species.

Research to improve food security in Indonesia
Ineffective water catchment policy and practice is contributing to insecure food sources and uncertain livelihoods in regional areas of eastern Indonesia.

SMS to improve Indonesian health care
East Indonesian district health offices are turning to text messages to deliver patient care following training from a team at Charles Darwin University.

GPS collars a win-win for animals and research
Global Positioning System devices that track the movement of wild animals to inform conservation and management plans have proved of benefit to man and beast.

Cultural importance of the Daly River
Australians place a higher value on the Daly River for its cultural use by Indigenous people than they do for agriculture, a new study reveals.

Spoken word works best, biosecurity researcher finds
Word-of-mouth is one of the most effective methods for raising awareness about biosecurity issues, a Charles Darwin University PhD graduate has found after a five-year research project in Australia’s far north-west.

Life stories bring out the best in nurses
The power of a good story has again proven its worth for its ability to affect positive change.

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Program launches on World Tobacco Day
Quit smoking and get fit was the key message at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus as it launched a pilot Quit Smoking Get Fit Program as part of World Tobacco Day.

Foundation off to flying start in Red Centre
More than 70 guests attended the Charles Darwin University Foundation’s first event in Alice Springs, affirming strong support for the university in Central Australia.

New piano ‘magic’ for teaching
Charles Darwin University has acquired the latest in music technology that could offer a new way of pursuing remote learning.

NT literary talent wins support
The Territory’s brightest literary achievers have been recognised at the 2013 Northern Territory Literary Awards, which aims to unearth the Territory’s best poems, short stories, essays and scripts.

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Leading diabetes researcher joins CDU
Charles Darwin University’s new Head of the School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences is renowned for world-leading research into the prevention of depression in people with diabetes.

US Consul General honours Fulbright NT Scholar
US Consul General Mary Warlick recently attended a reception at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus to honour the NT’s 2013 Fulbright Scholar.

Engineering head appointed to circle of academics
Charles Darwin University will play a greater role in improving Australia’s engineering education after its head of Engineering and Information Technology was elected into a national circle of academics.

e-Backpack project commended in USA
A Charles Darwin University academic has received an honourable mention for an innovative training package as part of global education and training awards ceremony in the USA.

Beauty therapists bring best out in models
Many of Darwin’s most glamorous models were at their dazzling best during NT Fashion Week recently, hanks partly to two Charles Darwin University vocational education and training lecturers.

Library staff recognised for excellence
Two Charles Darwin University library staff have been acknowledged for excellence in the work place.

Innovator takes out workplace pride award
Charles Darwin University’s long-serving Tennant Creek centre manager has been acknowledged publicly for bringing education and training opportunities to the people of the Barkly.

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Peering into the space between cultures
An exhibition tracing the journey of a Charles Darwin University PhD graduate, as she seeks to re-discover her Chinese heritage while recognising her identity as a Territorian, will open this Friday night.

Research identifies snag in shark conservation
A case of mistaken identity for sharks found in Northern Territory waters could be preventing the conservation of some species from environmental change.

Learning lessons for the Philippines
A Charles Darwin University postgraduate student has travelled to the Netherlands in search of answers to natural resource management issues in the Philippines.

Apprentice plumber taps into country way of life
Plumbing apprentice Michael Bretherton has gone from strength to strength since switching careers and moving to the Territory two years ago.

University presents almost $1m in scholarships
Charles Darwin University has awarded 68 Semester one scholarship winners with prizes totalling more than $925,000.

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Potter adds beauty to the world
There’s not much that ceramic artist Phil Elson doesn’t know about throwing pots.

Central Australian students on long road to uni
A group of Year 8 students has returned to Alice Springs after venturing 1500km by bus to Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus for a taste of university life.

Program to pump up volume in Indigenous music industry
Charles Darwin University has begun delivering training in Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) in Central Australia as part of a ground-breaking program to develop 16 music industry “rangers” across the Northern Territory.

Lecturer helps raise awareness of ‘earth law’
A Charles Darwin University lecturer helped demonstrate the growing significance of “earth law” at a public workshop in Alice Springs recently.

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CDU Press
Northern Editions

Art Gallery

ACIKE receives gift of Indigenous art
Charles Darwin University has gifted 34 works of art by Indigenous Australian artists to the recently opened Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education on Casuarina campus.

Internet-based art exhibition is food for thought
An Internet-based art exhibition inviting the tabling of ideas around young people’s identity, education and belonging will be showcased at Charles Darwin University this month.