Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre is built on the intersection of the 
Stuart Highway and Maluka Road, Katherine East.

Selection of the site followed broad community consultation and took into account flood impact advice provided by the Northern Territory government. The site’s use is subject to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement that has been negotiated with the Northern Land Council (NLC) on behalf of the Traditional Owners.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

Come in and see our:


Our beautiful gallery space hosts a number of visual arts exhibitions showcasing the work of Northern Territory Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. We curate most exhibitions in-house but we also program national touring exhibitions (see our calendar for more information).

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K space

K space is a community exhibition space that provides local artists with a high profile exhibition space. K space promotes local artistic professional development.

For more information contact Clare Armitage, Curator & Retail Manager, 08 8972 3751 or

We are now accepting exhibition proposals from artists, art centres and curators of the Katherine region for 2018.

You can download the application form here

If you decide to submit an application, it is important to read the guidelines. You can download them here

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Performing arts space

Our performing arts venue boasts state-of-the art sound and lighting equipment and can seat up to 400 people. We program an exciting array of performing arts: music, dance, cabaret, comedy and theatre.

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For more information contact Suzanne Fermanis, Director, 08 8972 3751 or

Public art

In June 2011 over 40 people from the Katherine region participated in public art workshops directed by art consultant Felicity Green that resulted in three pieces of public art.


Cedric Fordimail’s work, Godinymayin, was selected to be the iconic ‘rock wallaby’ sculpture at the entrance of the Centre. Cedric Fordimail was born in Barunga and is from the Mayili clan. The Mayili people have cultural connections with the Jawoyn, whose country extends north of Katherine into the Arnhem Land escarpment. Cedric lives in the Jodetluk community on the outskirts of Katherine and has been painting since he was a young child.


A public artwork by Wardaman traditional owner and artist, Bill Harney, can be seen in the grey metal screen near the front doors of the building. This work is an interpretation of the Bush Banana.


Biddy Wavehill, a senior artist from Lajamanu, created the Bush Plum design displayed on the glass windows in the foyer and the shop.