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Opens Saturday 4 February 2023

Exit Art is a celebration of the talents and creativity of the next generation of artists and designers, presenting the very best contemporary art and design from Northern Territory Year 12 students.

Presented by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in partnership with the Northern Territory Department of Education, Exit Art reflects the diversity of the Territory’s artistic practice and practitioners, expressing universal themes of identity, place and the environment.


MAGNT Darwin

19 Conacher Street

The Gardens, Darwin NT

Open daily: 10am–4pm
+61 8 8999 8264
Discovery Centre
Open Monday – Friday:

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

Important Dates

Closing date for applications: Monday 31 October 2022

Notification of successful applications: Friday 4 November 2022

Delivery of artworks to MAGNT: Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 November 2022

Opening and Awards night: Thursday 2 February

Exhibition opens to the public: Saturday 4 February

2023 Exhibition closes: Sunday 26 March 2023

Dispatch and collection: late March 2023


Image: Tidal, by Ramzy Ahmadi from Casuarina Senior College, 2021 Tactile Arts Award Winner. Exit Art 2021 Opening Night.

Photo: Mark Sherwood

2021 Winners

Minister's Choice Award

Edward Puruntatameri, St John's Catholic College – Tiwi Art-Croc, (synthetic polymer paint and marker on paper)

Jacksons Drawing Supplies Award

Kaden Reid, Darwin High School – My passion (film)

Darwin Visual Arts Award

Caitlin Hanrahan, Taminmin College – A few ghosts and moments of time (photography)

Tactile Arts Award

Ramzy Ahmadi, Centralian Senior College –Tidal (3D)

Art Educators of the NT Award
Emma King, NT Christian College – Two sides of the same coin (painting)

This year will continue the exhibition’s 31-year legacy of highlighting the importance of visual arts education and the role of arts educators in encouraging and guiding the creativity of young NT artists in preparation for their futures.

Exit Art is jointly presented by MAGNT and the Northern Territory Department of Education. 


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