Running a commercial gallery in any environment is a challenge. Doing it in the Northern Territory is especially so. RAFT artspace has survived 22 years and two locations (and a brief stint in Hobart as RAFT South). It first opened in Larrakia/Darwin in 2001 – where it presented more than 150 exhibitions – before moving to Mparntwe/Alice Springs in 2010.
Now, however, Founder and Director Dallas Gold has decided to pull back and close the doors on the usual commercial cycle.