Join our Jams at Palmerston!

Join our Jams at Palmerston! Darwin Community Arts will have acoustic music jam sessions at Durack Community Centre every fortnight, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, from Wednesday, 7 February to 27 June 2018.
Bring your guitar or other acoustic instrument and song suggestions -- we intend to jam and learn 3 songs per session, which we will play at Palmerston Library Community Room, 6:30 - 11:00 PM, every last Friday of the month, from 23 February 2018.
Contact Darwin Community Arts on or ring the DCA office on 8945 7347 for more information.
Schedule of jams and performances at Durack Commmunity Centre, 33 Packard Ave, Durack NT 0830
Durack Jams, 8:00 to 11:00 PM:
Wed Feb 7, 2018 
Wed Feb 21, 2018 
Wed Mar 7, 2018 
Wed Mar 21, 2018
Wed Apr 4, 2018 
Wed Apr 18, 2018 
Wed May 2, 2018 
Wed May 16, 2018 
Wed May 30, 2018 
Wed Jun 6, 2018 
Wed Jun 20, 2018 
Palmerston Library Sessions, 6:30 - 11:00 PM:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 
Fri Apr 27, 2018 
Fri May 25, 2018 
Fri Jun 29, 2018

DCA at COTA Expo

DCA stall at COTA Expo

DCA staff provided information to around 50 people visiting the DCA stall at the  2017 COTA Expo at the Darwin Museum. The Expo again drew a large crowd and many familiar faces waved hello as they passed  the stand while others called in to chat about their particular interests.

Media Hub Project

Roy Smith visited DCA today to chat about his Media Hub project. Roy brought a Media Hub unit for DCA to trial. Its a wifi router that serves media (movies, songs, photos, documents) locally, but can (probably) also work in a mesh network setup, and provide a gateway to the Cloud.

Artlands Dubbo 2016

NT Delegates to Artlands Dubbo 2016

Darwin Community Arts was represented at Artlands Dubbo 2016 by Bong Ramilo and Jim McDougall. Artlands 2016 was the Regional Arts Australia National Conference and Festival, held at Dubbo, 26-30 October 2016.

Darwin Laptop Orchestra (DLOrk) formed

The Darwin Laptop Orchestra (DLOrk) was formed on 5 October 2016, with Dick Whittington, Danny Pattiselanno, and Bong Ramilo as first members, at Malak Studio. DLOrk is a Frontline project that was in the pipeline for a long time.

Arts Access Darwin Publication Released

The Creative Toolkit

 Arts Access Darwin Publication: The Creative Toolkit: An Information Toolkit to Support the Teaching & Facilitation of Visual Arts Studio Practice for People with Disability


Disability Awareness Festival 2016 | ART EXHIBITION OPENING @ Lucky Bat Cafe


You are warmly invited to the opening of the Disability Awarenss Festival Art Exhibition opening at LUCKY BAT CAFE 6:30 PM FRIDAY 26 AUGUST. This exibition is part of the 2016 The Disability Awareness Festival (DAF), which is an annual event celebrating the diverse contributions of people with disabilities. This year the DAF Visual Arts Program showcases artworks by artists from Day to Day Living (a mental health support service) and artists from the Free Space Studio (a visual art studio for artists with disability)

Community Dinner July 25

Community Dinners began modestly many years ago and have become a much anticipated fixture in the Darwin calendar.

Community Dinner Musicians

Don't miss this chance to meet and mix with your neighbours while enjoying entertainment by local artists and food fit for a feast.

Bring your own non-disposable plate, cup and cutlery to earn a place at the front of the queue for the food. Dinner begins at 6pm and the entertainment continues until the chairs are  packed away and the vucuuming is finished.

See you at the DCA Theatre, Chambers Crescent Malak on the 25th @ 6pm.







Pandanus Palm Weaving Workshop with Beswick Artists

From left: Julie Ashley, Fiona Gavino, Dixi Joy Bankier; Rita Cameron.

One workshop only. Don't miss this exciting workshop with artists from Beswick, Katherine Region: Rita Cameron, Julie Ashley, and Fiona Gavino. Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Darwin Community Arts, Malak. The artists are at DCA on a residency, a joint project of Katherine Regional Arts and Darwin Community Arts. While in Darwin, from 4th to 8th July, the artists will work with Our Common Threads and other projects of Darwin Community Arts.

Our Common Threads - OCT

Free sewing classes every Wednesday 10am - 1pm

Every Wednesday 10m - 1pm women get together and sew.

Dixi and Becky are there to help make just about anything.

Free class, with sewing machines, overlockers, fabric and all sewing needs supplied. 





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