Tactile Arts runs an extensive annual program that includes exhibitions, artist run workshops, craft markets, operation of a retail outlet, and a well-established Artist in Residence program.
Our aim is to support artists and craftspeople at all stages of their careers and to highlight the diverse and vibrant nature of creative practice in the Northern Territory.
Exhibitions presented in the Tactile Arts Gallery feature artists and craftspeople across a wide range of media, including ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, weaving, photography, glass and jewellery, with artists exhibiting in either group or solo shows.
Our Artist in Residence (AIR) program supports artists and artisans to develop their practice by providing a dedicated studio, use of the Tactile Arts Gallery to mount an exhibition, plus a financial contribution towards exhibition costs.
The studio space is made available for a period of three to six months and is open to the public. Throughout the residency, there are opportunities for delivering workshops based on current practice. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of works created during the AIR period.
Expressions of interest are now being sought from artists in all visual arts media and disciplines, who would like to be featured in Tactile Arts 2023 program.


Applications will be closing on Tuesday, 30 August 2022.


The Gallery

Cover Image: Andrea McKey, Fantastical Birds, embroidered, hand-made felt, 2021.
Artist in Residence Image: Ioanna Thymianidis, Excavation_21 Austin Lane 2, 30 years of paint skins, resin, industrial steel, 2021.
Exhibition Proposal Image: Tactile Arts Gallery, Into the Gorge Exhibition by Aaron Moore, July 2022.
Tactile Arts Gallery Slider Images: Image 1, 2 and 4, The Residency Exhibition by Linda Joy & Sonia Martignon, May 2022, photography by Catherine Buckley;
Image 3 and 5, Into the Gorge Exhibition by Aaron Moore, July 2022