Tactile Arts is a member based, not-for-profit organisation that has been showcasing and promoting makers of contemporary art and craft in the top end of the Northern Territory since 1973.

We actively support artists and craft practitioners at every stage of their careers by providing access to multiple platforms from which to develop skills both creatively and professionally.

Our vision is to see a world in which the handmade is valued and art is valued in everyday life.

To achieve this, we present a progressive annual program of exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies and major events. We operate a retail shop and provide access to specialised studios and equipment fundamental to the production of art and craft, including in textiles, printmaking, glass, jewellery, and ceramics.

Our gallery and studios are located in the picturesque grounds of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and our retail shop is located in Darwin’s Parliament House.

Proceeds made through Tactile Arts directly support artists and crafts practitioners in the Northern Territory.