Tactile Arts
Art GalleriesLessons & Workshops
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Tactile Arts is a member-based, community arts organisation supporting artists and artisans throughout the Top End of Australia. The Tactile Arts building was constructed after Cyclone Tracy as a way to bring people together again and rebuild community. We continue to bring the people of Darwin together in a way that is harmonious and creative. As part of this, we host workshops, exhibitions, craft fairs and artist in residence programs. We also have a Retail Shop located at Parliament house, which showcases the work of our members, offering some of the finest handmade craft in the NT.
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,443 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a gallery with a modest amount of space and an even smaller space for local art work on sale. However, it's great benefit is that it's just next door to the Art Gallery/Museum so if you going there, it's worth calling to Tactile Arts.
Written 14 November 2022
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barnettbrooke
San Francisco, CA14 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
A great craft gallery right next to the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT. Good for browsing or buying a unique gift.
Written 30 December 2017
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,489 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
really worth a look if your in the neighbourhood visited the NT museum and art gallery. they really support everyday artists here. love it
Written 28 January 2017
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Margriet H
Darwin, Australia442 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
My favourite was the exhibition put on by people with special needs. I have a lovely booklet to keep of a description of each artist and their work. Also been to many other exhibitions, by S Kendall and S Lancaster both women having nature themed art works, leaning their work to books and sculpture. Tactile Arts is an avenue for local silk screen artists to display their work. Keep an eye out for exhibitions.
Written 8 December 2016
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,386 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
I visited the Tactile Art Gallery before heading off to the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. Evidently the Tactile Arts building was constructed after Cyclone Tracy as a way to bring people together again and rebuild the community.

It's located in a small building just a short walk away from the Museum it offers a collection of local artwork. I was slightly disappointed it was so small as I was all done in a short time which is totally unusual for me as I love Art.

Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
Written 10 February 2016
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Merilyn_S_12
London, UK1,003 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
This arts centre is a hive of creativity and a great place to view some awesome art. They do courses here, as well as sell art. It's a great place, and even better when there is an market on. Highly recommended.
Written 12 September 2015
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Pauleen C
Sunshine Coast, Australia108 contributions
June 2015 • Friends
Tactile Arts has regular exhibitions by local artists who are innovative and creative, often relating to the local environment. It offers a great opportunity to buy unusual gifts as well to simply admire the artists' skills.

Although very near to the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, it is a separate institution.

Those who are of an artistic bent, and are staying in Darwin for a short, or long, while should check out the classes and workshops that are available for very reasonable prices. I've done several and had a great time at each.
they also have a small shop in the foyer of Parliament House.
Written 1 July 2015
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