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About the Arts Trail

Arts Trail Connecting the Whole of the Northern Territory

The Territory Government has announced a significant investment in cultural assets across the Northern Territory in order to create more local jobs and position the Northern Territory as a world-class tourist and cultural destination.

As part of a $100 million investment into building a unique and culturally significant Arts Trail the length and breadth of the Northern Territory the centrepiece will be the development of a National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs.

Central Australia is the birthplace of many of our most significant Aboriginal art movements, from the world-renowned Hermannsburg water colours to the art of the Western Desert including the influential Papunya Tula art movement.

The Red Centre is the beating heart of Aboriginal art in Australia and the rightful home for our National Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Our Art Trail recognises the talents of Territorians across all regions and will encourage visitors to explore, spend more during their holiday and stay longer.

Key transformational projects