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Andrea Wicking

Acting Development & Communications Manager

08 8999 8207

Rebecca Campart

Communications Coordinator

08 8999 8203

Media Releases

MAGNT x Bridging the Gap Foundation Indigenous Training Program

November 15, 2020

MAGNT announces Indigenous training program in partnership with Bridging the Gap Foundation - a Northern Territory first. 

2020 FrogID Week

November 05, 2020

Croak, bark, ribbit. What frog noises do you hear outside your window? Could it be a Rocket Frog or a Marbled Frog?

MAGNT Statement

September 30, 2020

Statement from the Director, Marcus Schutenko.

Director's Statement

September 16, 2020

Statement from the Director, Marcus Schutenko.

Luring the Worm of Death

September 06, 2020

Have you seen this ferocious looking fish? MAGNT is calling on anglers to photograph or collect samples of worm gobies, especially one known as the Worm of Death, to help fill a big gap in science research and share anglers’ stories.

Ngarralja Tommy MAY wins 2020 Telstra Art Award

August 06, 2020

Western Australia artist, Ngarralja [Nga – ral - ja] Tommy May has been announced as this year’s major Telstra Art Award Winner receiving a $50,000 cash prize.

July 22, 2020

The reimagined Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Ceremony is set to be announced online for the first time in the Awards’ history at 6pm AEST on Friday 7 August.

Ex!t Art: 2019 People's Choice Award Winner

June 28, 2020

Find out which talented Northern Territory high school graduate has been named as the Ex!t Art: 2019 People's Choice Winner!

Rare Marine Arthropod Fossil

June 22, 2020

A rare arthropod fossil has been unearthed in Central Australia, making it the Northern Territory's first.

the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu opens 23 May 2020

May 20, 2020

MAGNT presents the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu, a retrospective exhibition encompassing the breadth of this Yolŋu artist’s practice. Until 25 October 2020.

MAGNT partly reopens on 18 May 2020

May 13, 2020

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory partly reopens to the public on Monday 18 May 2020 coinciding with International Museums Day #IMD2020

Telstra NATSIAA Finalists Announced

April 22, 2020

65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have been selected to exhibit in the 2020 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Australia’s most prestigious and longest running Indigenous art awards.

Message from the Director regarding venue closure

March 23, 2020

MAGNT has closed its venues except for Lyons Cottage until further notice based on the precautionary health and safety advice of the Australian and Northern Territory Governments.

Message from the Director regarding COVID-19

March 15, 2020

MAGNT’s venues in Alice Springs and Darwin remain open at time of publishing.

We are proud of being trusted, inclusive and accessible to our community. Continuing this commitment, MAGNT is activating precautionary measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Ex!t Art: 2019 student exhibition opens

March 12, 2020

Featuring the work of 50 artists, this exhibition covers broad subject areas and mediums to fuel your imagination. Immerse in Ex!t Art's important topics, experiences and themes resonating with young people today. 

#NedinDarwin Challenge

January 14, 2020

Help MAGNT achieve The Australian Book of Records attempt for the most Ned Kelly lookalikes on Saturday 18 January.
We need more than 100 Ned Kelly participants to make Australian history!

Scientists discover new species of dwarf rainbowfish

November 27, 2019

A new species of rainbowfish, unique to the Litchfield National Park region, has been uncovered by MAGNT researchers in collaboration with the University of Canberra, South Australian Museum and Western Australian Museum.

Therese Ritchie: burning hearts

November 25, 2019

Therese Ritchie: burning hearts is a survey exhibition of one of Darwin’s most committed and socially engaged artists. 

Ned Kelly arrives in Darwin

November 10, 2019

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series – the most iconic group of paintings in Australian art history arrives at MAGNT Darwin for a limited time.

2019 Telstra People's Choice Award Winner Announced

October 23, 2019

Esteemed artist and senior Gija man Mr. Peters from Warmun in Western Australia was selected from 68 of Australia’s best Indigenous artists as this year’s Telstra People’s Choice Award Winner.

2019 Telstra NATSIAA Winners Announced

August 08, 2019

Distinguished Yolŋu artist Djambawa Marawili AM, from the remote homeland of Yilpara in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, has won the prestigious Telstra Art Award at MAGNT's 2019 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) in Darwin.

2019 Telstra NATSIAA Awards Ceremony and Opening Night

July 31, 2019

​​Locals and visitors alike are warmly invited to join Telstra and MAGNT to celebrate the effervescent Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) Opening Night on Friday 9 August at 6pm.

MAGNT announces Mantra as Official Accommodation Partner

July 18, 2019

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is proud to announce Mantra Hotels, now part of Accor, as their Official Accommodation Partner.

April 30, 2019

MAGNT and Telstra reach a significant partnership milestone for the Telstra NATSIAA, extending the agreement to a 30-year long collaboration.​

April 28, 2019

Roam around Todd Street Mall with Dromaius arleyekweke, the dwarf emu and get up close to a Baru crocodile with the launch of MAGNT’s Megafauna Central Augmented Reality (AR) experience.

2019 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists announced

April 17, 2019

68 artists from across Australia have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Telstra NATSIAA, Australia's most illustrious and long standing Indigenous art awards.

Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia

April 06, 2019

Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia will take you on an experiential and intimate journey through Arnhem Land’s stringybark forests.

Between the Moon and the Stars

March 16, 2019

This exhibition is where art meets science. 

June 25, 2018

The Northern Territory has always been a difficult land to master. From its monsoonal Top End to its arid Centre, it promises bountiful resources, but almost every attempt by governments to exploit them has failed....

April 25, 2018

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is delighted to announce 66 works have been selected from 308 entries to be part of the country’s most prestigious national Indigenous art awards, the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA)...

April 18, 2018

The Kimberley is a rugged, remote and rich environment full of freshwater fish species. A new colour publication A Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of the Kimberley is now available detailing the fascinating freshwater fishes of the region including newly described species...

January 31, 2018

MAGNT celebrates the work of iconic Territory artist Franck Gohier with the much anticipated opening of the exhibition Franck Gohier: a thousand miles from everywhere...

January 24, 2018

The Exit Art: 2017 Year 12 Student Exhibition showcases an impressive range of contemporary artistic techniques including; painting, printmaking, photography, film and digital media and architectural modelling...

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