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Artmart 2016

Artmart 2016 is a 3-day pop-up exhibition which celebrates (mainly) local talent and kickstarts the early dry season.

Artmart began in 2015 as a way of drawing attention to Parap as an art gallery hub, with the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art joined by fellow Parap-based Nomad and Outstation galleries to form the Parap Galleries identity:

The ‘mart’ in Artmart embraces our location amidst the well-known Parap Market and promotes the idea of contemporary art as accessible and affordable.

NCCA supports local talent being supported by local patronage, and exhibiting local talent alongside the work of their fellow NT, national and international peers.

Participating artists include: Rupert Betheras (Darwin-Melbourne), Daniel Coloe (Darwin-Melbourne), John Eaton (Cairns), Liss Fenwick (Darwin/Humpty Doo), Jacky Green (Borroloola), Linda Joy (Darwin), Rita Macarounas (Darwin), Birendra Pani (New Delhi), Rossanne Pellegrino (London), Jason Sellaiah (Wadeye), Angus Titoko (Darwin) & Leigh Zaramis (Darwin) and artists from the Indigenous Jewellery Project representing Ernabella Arts: Niningka Munkuri Lewis, Malpiya Davey, Marissa Thompson, Thomas Tjiliya, Nicole Rupert, Hazel Rupert; Ikuntji Artists: Virginia Ngalaia Napanangka, Walter Jugadai Tjungurrayi.

Exhibition Opening: (Black) Friday 13 May, 6-8pm

Artmart 2016 will be accompanied by two screening sessions commemorating Fist Full of Films (FFoF), the much-loved NT-wide short film festival which last showed in 2014:

Saturday 14 May 12 noon: ‘Clench’, a selection of award-winning works from previous 3 FFoFs

Sunday 15 May 12 noon: ‘Speakeasy’, a selection of animal-themed FFoF works curated by Matthew Van Roden

Screenings in NCCA Screenroom; free; byo cushion/chair

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