The Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) remains the only independent public gallery in the Northern Territory dedicated to contemporary art. This unique mantle and mandate manifests through a diverse and dynamic annual exhibition and public program which supports both artists and other cultural programs within Darwin.
The gallery has long been a critical platform for forging an interface between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal art and artists. The NCCA began life in 1989 as 24HR Art, NT Centre for Contemporary Art, a reference to the gallery’s original location in a disused petrol station. In 1990, we moved to our current location in the former Parap Cinema building.
Our name change in 2013 gives emphasis to the gallery’s vision as a contemporary art crucible both of the Northern Territory, as well as our orientation that looks northward towards remote Indigenous and Southeast Asian communities.
NCCA – Northern Centre for Contemporary Art
Vimy Lane, Parap Shopping Village Darwin NT 0801
08 8981 5368
Wed to Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 2pm