Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft in Katherine is one step closer in its transformation today, with the design tender release as part of 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 and enhance the energy efficiency and amenities of the building.
The upgrades will support 14 jobs throughout the project and boost the economic potential of Mimi Arts, providing more opportunities for local artists.
Investment in our art and cultural facilities is critical at this time to help prepare local businesses for the rebound once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft will be well placed to further showcase the Aboriginal art and culture of the region and provide engaging experiences for visitors when they can visit again.
The project is progressing in consultation with local stakeholders including the Mimi Ngarrdalingi Aboriginal Corporation Board.
The Arts Trail Regional Gallery Extension Program is being rolled out across Katherine, Tennant Creek and Arnhem Land following targeted consultation.