Storm in a Tea Cup by Yvette Martin


DVAA hosts a dynamic exhibition program that operates out of three spaces – Woods Street Gallery and the Rollerdoor Gallery. DVAA keeps its gallery rental as low as possible to keep the space accessible to artists. Approximately twenty exhibitions are hosted annually. The call out for exhibitions takes place once a year for the following year. The call out is distributed through direct emails, social media and the website. Exhibiting artists’ work across many platforms including visual arts, multi disciplinary arts, new media, sound, design, craft, live art and performance. DVAA is committed to the development and promotion of Northern Territory based artists and their continuing practice, with a special emphasis on emerging artists.

For 2018 DVAA will assert a stronger curatorial focus that foregrounds engaged artistic practice that is challenging, experimental, exploratory, and diverse. This curatorial vision will encompasses a wide range of art forms, including contemporary visual art across all media, design, new media, performance, installation, sound and community based projects. DVAA encourages proposals that engage with community and diversify participation and audiences and/or demonstrate new and innovative approaches towards the production of art and ideas. DVAA welcomes proposals by emerging and established artists, and applications for solo, collaborative or group exhibitions, Pop up shows, curators and community groups.


Woods Street Gallery Rental $550 inclusive of GST for a three week show. There is a refundable bond deposit of $100 You can download a Woods St gallery floorplan here.

Rollerdoor Gallery Rental $350 inclusive of GST for a three week show. There is a refundable bond deposit of $100. You can download a Rollerdoor gallery floorplan here.

*Pop up exhibitions by arrangement with Gallery Manager and Committee


DVAA exhibition openings are well attended, reaching numbers of 150 to 200 people per event at peak times. We always aim to curate our yearly program so that the exhibitions held in each of the three spaces compliment one another.

  • Targeted distribution of promotional material throughout the Darwin CBD
  • electronic mailing of the exhibition invitation to DVAA members (Over 250 people)
  • support and advice regarding exhibition installation and marketing and publicity
  • staffing of the exhibition during open hours Tues-Fri 12-5pm
  • the development and distribution of a media release
  • Off The Leash listing
  • marketing and promotions of the exhibition through a series of platforms including online (website, Facebook), radio and print.

*If you have any questions, please contact the office to discuss your application

89 819351