22 Jul 2020
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture
Gerald McCarthy, Member for Barkly
Upgrades to the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre in Tennant Creek are progressing with the design tender release as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $30 million Arts Trail Regional Gallery Extension Program.
The $8 million investment in the Centre will enhance the entrance area, gallery, artist studios, and retail and office spaces. It will include art storage and preparation areas and upgrades to landscaping, performance areas and accessible pathways.
This project is progressing in consultation with Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation and will support 44 jobs, providing a boost to the local economy and more opportunities for local artists.
With approved COVID-19 venue safety plans in place, the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre will further showcase the Aboriginal art and culture of the region and provide more engaging experiences for visitors.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, businesses tendering for the design work at the Centre can view the site remotely through a virtual 3D fly-through.
The $30 million Arts Trail Regional Gallery Extension Program is being rolled out across Tennant Creek, Katherine and Arnhem Land following targeted consultation.
The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in our regions, boosting economic growth across the Territory’s art and cultural sectors and creating jobs in regional areas.
For further information visit creativeeconomy.nt.gov.au
Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“To ensure the art and cultural sector can rebound when the time is right, it is critical our Government continues to invest in our regions, boosting economic growth and creating jobs in regional areas.
“With more than a hundred community art galleries, museums and keeping places in the Territory, our rich art and culture is a key economic driver for our creative industries.
“It’s great to see works progressing at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre – this investment will help local artists to share their culture, showcase their work and offer an enhanced and immersive visitor experience.”
Quotes from Member for Barkly, Gerry McCarthy MLA:
“Our Government is investing in regional cultural facilities across the Territory through our $30 million Arts Trail Regional Gallery Extension Program.
“Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre is a pathway for over 130 Warumungu and Barkly region artists who sell their unique artworks and artefacts both in store and online.
“It’s important we continue to invest in cultural facilities like Nyinkka Nyunyu to enhance visitor offerings, share the Warumungu culture and support local artists, jobs and businesses in the recovery from COVID-19.”
Media contact: Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858
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