Investing in Culture and Local Jobs: Katherine’s Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft Design Tender Awarded

Local company, Troppo Architects will bring the new vision for Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft in Katherine to life after being awarded the design tender under the Territory Labor Government’s $30 million Arts Trail Regional Gallery Extension Program.

The $2 million investment in the art centre will enhance the gallery, artists’ studio and retail spaces. It will also improve office and storage facilities as well as the energy efficiency and amenities of the building.

The project will support 14 jobs within the Katherine area and provide more opportunities for local artists within the Big Rivers region.

Design work is expected to be completed by December this year with the full completion of works by late 2021. The upgrades are progressing in consultation with local stakeholders including the Mimi Ngarrdalingi Aboriginal Corporation Board.

Once completed, Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft will have greater capacity to further showcase the Aboriginal art and culture of the region and provide engaging experiences for visitors as we work towards economic recovery.

The Arts Trail Regional Gallery Extension Program is being rolled out across Katherine, Tennant Creek and Arnhem Land following targeted consultation.

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