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The centre for visual and performing arts in Central Australia

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Located in the very centre of Australia and surrounded by deserts on all sides, the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs is one of the most remote regional galleries and theatres in the country, set in the 9 hectare Araluen Cultural Precinct, itself home to Central Australia’s key cultural institutions and collections.  Araluen’s theatre program is a mix of national, international and local performances and Araluen is home to one of the most important art collections in Australia, with a focus on Central Australian artists and the beginning and continuing development of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art. Established in 1984, Araluen has presented nationally significant exhibitions and built a permanent art collection reflecting artistic practice from Central Australia and the Western Desert Region.  Home to the signature Desert Mob exhibition and cultural events every September since 1991, Araluen is your must-visit destination for experiencing the art and culture of Central Australia.

Opening Times

Opening Times:

Tourist Season trading hours (1 March - 31 October)
Daily 10am to 4pm


Summer trading hours (1 November - 29 February)
Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm
Sunday - 10am to 2pm
Mondays - closed


Closed on Good Friday and for the Christmas period
(Christmas Day and two weeks directly following)


Contact Araluen Arts Centre


By Phone
(08) 8951 1122


61 Larapinta Dr, Alice Springs, NT 0870

Araluen collection

Our Collections

Peruse the Araluen Collection and its 1,100 artworks that reflect the vitality and variety of works of art from the region.

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