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troublemag | February 19, 2017

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Listing State Northern Territory

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

NCCA, Vimy Lane, Parap, Darwin 0820

Peer Review, 2016 NCCA Members’ Show
19 November – 17 December
Opening Night: 25 November, 6pm.

NCCA wraps up its 2016 program with our annual Members’ Show. This year’s show is bent on portraiture but not just any portraiture. As the ‘Peer Review’ title suggests, the focus is on artists portraying each other. The idea comes from the annual Blunt Edge Portraiture Award in Cairns which began as a way of bringing the arts community together, particularly where an artist is asked to portray a fellow artist they have yet to meet.

We are pleased to announce the following prizes to be awarded at this years Members’ Show:

PRIZE A: One Year Subscription to Artlink
Artlink is a quarterly themed magazine covering contemporary art and ideas from Australia and the Asia-Pacific.Special thanks to Artlink’s Executive Editor Eve Sullivan for offering a one year subscription to Artlink.

PRIZE B: $500 Freight with COPE Sensitive
COPE Sensitive are our preferred freight company, transporting artwork for us to and from all over the country. We couldn’t do what we do without them! COPE are also longstanding supporters of our Members’ Shows and this year is no exception with a generous donation of $500 complimentary freight to a winning artist. Planning a show interstate? COPE has you covered!

PRIZE C: Flights to Sydney for The National: New Australian Art
The national is a new initiative between three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). Over the next 6 years, these institutions with partner for The National: New Australian Art, a survey of the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art. Our very own Karen Mills has been selected as one of the first nine artists to exhibit their work in The National 2017 (30 March-18 June 2017), and we are flying one of our winning artists to see the show!

PRIZE D: Two Month Artist/Curator Opportunity with the City of Darwin Public Art Platform Program
One of the three new commissioning models of the City of Darwin’s Public Art Pilot Plan is their Public Art Platform program. This involves commissioning local curators to program public art platforms throughout the city. These platforms may include LED screens, free standing light boxes, display cases and other varied infrastructure for the presentation of and engagement with contemporary art. The platforms will be curated through an expression of interest process and artists are encouraged to be edgy, forward thinking and to provoke discussion.


The City of Darwin is offering the winning artist the opportunity to present their own work or curate a two month program for the Public Art Platform program, with a budget of $5000 to make it happen! This is an exciting opportunity and NCCA is proud to partner with the City of Darwin in bringing this opportunity to a winning PEER REVIEW artist.

Director: Maurice O’Riordan. Opening hours: Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-2pm (or by appointment)