Kulumindini Arts Centre

Case Study



Kulumindini Arts Centre is particularly renowned known for their screen printing efforts.

What was the issue?

Kulumindini Arts Centre is located in Elliot, a small town located on the Stuart Highway almost halfway between Darwin and Alice Springs. The current facility is in poor working condition and situated in a less visible part of town. Barkly Regional Council were keen to explore the viability of developing a new arts centre in a more prominent position, connecting the town with the NT Government’s fledgling Arts Trail initiative.

The project is a result of the Barkly Regional Deal, an investment to drive positive change in the community and improve economic and social outcomes for the region.

What did we do?

TF.A in partnership with KPMG were engaged, to assess the feasibility of a new centre. Our role involved on site consultation with Arts centre staff, artists and community members to discuss their needs and aspirations for the project. As a result of these conversations, we developed a masterplan for a new arts centre that is responsive to the cultural qualities of the community, provides for more sustainable income sources, links to Barkly’s strong music programs and is more attractive to tourists. The proposed Kulumindini Arts Centre is located close to the highway and will have separate women and men’s spaces, a public gallery and amenities to suit the anticipated growth in visitation and use.