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Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre was established in 2012 as the flagship cultural facility and meeting place for the Katherine Region.

Their founders include a visionary group of Northern Territory artists, elders, civic leaders, tourism professionals, educators, pastoralists, and government partners. Together, they built a community hub that now presents theatre, music, cabaret, exhibitions, lectures, comedy, cinema, and civic events—and is home to workshops, conferences, corporate functions, and all kinds of hired activities.

Facilities comprise the Lambert Gallery and K Space for visual arts, a cafe and retail shop, and a large multi-function performance and event space that has become a hub for the entire Big Rivers region. In 2023, the centre will develop expanded cultural facilities and open a brand new outdoor amphitheatre.

Their non-profit organisation is governed by a board of civic leaders, creative people, and Aboriginal elders and is managed by Chief Executive Officer Eric Holowacz. The hard-working team includes Venue Manager Richard Starr, Administration Manager Trish Aspey, Gallery Coordinator Max Paez, and Arts Management Fellow Esther Dougherty (as well as some wonderful local volunteers). We welcome visitors 6 days per week, and invite new creative ideas, projects, and partnerships.

Godinymayin is situated on Aboriginal Land, and we acknowledge the important partnership with the Dagoman, Jawoyn and Wardaman people and give respect to Elders both past, present, and emerging.

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