Design revealed for National Aboriginal Art Gallery, Mparntwe

The design for Australia's First National Aboriginal Art Gallery has been revealed, putting gathering spaces first.

With the goal of becoming a world-class destination for Aboriginal culture, the Northern Territory Government today (28 July) revealed its concept for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery (NAAG), to be located at Mparntwe/Alice Springs.

The design concept has been developed by BVN Architecture and local architects Susan Dugdale & Associates.

The Territory Labor Government has invested $69 million to develop the new Gallery, with the Federal Government investing a further $80 million into the project.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina