VISION: To cultivate contemporary visual arts, artists and audiences.
MISSION: NCCA is the leading centre for contemporary visual art in the Northern Territory – bringing together diverse communities of artists and audiences to engage with contemporary ideas and practices. NCCA brokers opportunities for artists locally, nationally and internationally and connects communities through its dynamic programs.
EXPERIMENTATION: Providing a supportive and critical space for artists and curators to take risks. ACCESSIBILITY: Presenting art in a context that develops audiences and understanding.
EXCHANGE: Connecting artists and arts organisations across the Northern Territory, Australia and Asia. INTEGRITY: Conducting business with respect, honesty and transparency.
EXCELLENCE: Pursuing high-quality artistic content and presentation models across exhibition, projects and public programs.
Current Board Members
Colin McDonald QC
BA, LLB (Hons) . Inaugural President of the Northern Territory Criminal Lawyer’s Association, 1982; appointed by the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister the Honourable Gareth Evans QC to the Board of the Australian-Indonesia Institute, 1984; Life member of the Northern Territory Criminal Lawyers Association, President of the Northern Territory Bar Association – 1997 to 2000, Member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Bar Association – 1997 to 2000, President Northern Territory Branch of the International Commission of Jurists – 2000 to present, Member of the Board of the Australian-Indonesia Institute – 1989 to 1994 in the Hawke and Keating Governments, Member of the Board of Directors to the Cambodian Legal Resource Development Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 1999 to present, Member of the Royal Darwin Hospital Management Board – 2002 – 2003, Chairman of the Royal Darwin Hospital Management Board 2003 to present, Chairman of the Royal Darwin Hospital Ethics Committee 2003 to present, Continuing member of the Advisory Committee of the Asian law Journal, University of Melbourne, Chairman Northern Territory Museums and Art Galleries Board 1997 to 2000 and 2003 to 2006, Chairman of the Visiting Committee of the School of Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences at the Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Member of the Panel of Chairs of the NT Police Promotions Appeals Board 2000 to present, Member of the Panel of Chairs of the NT Police Inability and Disciplinary Appeals Board 2005 and continuing, Member of the Board of the Institute of Legal Studies at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, Head of Chambers at William Forster Chambers 1998 to present
Robert Welfare (Ordinary Board Member)
Karen Brown (Vice Chair)
The Chair and NCCA thanks outgoing board members in 2017: Freda Canaris (Ordinary Member) and Brett Walker (Ordinary Member) for their service on the Board, and Colvin Crowe for his long period as public officer. He also thanks regular volunteers, Bill Davies and John Waller. We also thank: Neville Pantazis, the Greek Orthodox Community, Charlie Randazzo and Rosanna Spadaccini, The Right Worshipful Kon Vatskalis (Lord Mayor), the Indonesian Consul, Therese Ritchie, Rupert Betheras, Mike Stitfold, Darwin Festival, Charles Darwin University, Jenny Ashby and all members who have participated in exhibitions. A special thank you to our funding bodies, ArtsNT and the Australia Council for their ongoing support. CAOA are also thanked for their support and allience to NCCA.