Millie Shorter is a Newcastle based textiles designer specializing in screen printing on fabrics. Millie’s latest body of work includes a series of hand screen printed fabrics and tee shirts based on her experiences and memories from her time living in Darwin and traveling in the NT. The artist became enamoured by the unique flavour of the NT, its buildings, the bush and all the oddities of territory life.
**PLEASE NOTE this Exhibition Opening was mistakenly listed as 5.30PM on the 2020 Program. The correct opening time is 6PM.
This neon coloured print series is a cheerful ode to the NT’s infamous cracker night. The design is the artist’s interpretation of the blinding lights and loud noises that leaves Darwin scorched and smoldering.
Presented by Darwin Community Arts
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri, 11am-4pm | Sat, 10am-2pm | Closed public holidays
Darwin Community Arts
Our vision: A Darwin Region where art is made and shared by all, where that art cherishes our communities and our planet.
Home to: CEMENTWORX Community Theatre program, UNTiTLED gallery+studio, ART OUT rural art program, DARWIN WORLD MIX band, Free Space Studio (ARTS ACCESS DARWIN), Darwin FREE University, ASIA in DARWIN international program and The Back House Artist in Residence
Darwin Community Arts is a community association dedicated to grassroots arts development in the Darwin Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It began as Brown’s Mart Community Arts in the 1970s and reinvented itself as a neighbourhood-based arts organisation in 2007. It changed its name from Brown’s Mart Community Arts to Darwin Community Arts and relocated from Brown’s Mart in Darwin City to Malak in 2008.
After more than 10 years in Malak, learning about and innovating neighbourhood-based Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) strategies, DCA distributed and decentralised its spaces and activities to Coconut Grove, Bagot Community, and Darwin Rural Area in 2018.
In 2020, it will continue its distributed and decentralised approaches and will transition to a non-hierarchical and self-managed organisational system.