Barkly Regional Arts
Barkly Regional Arts (BRA) is the regional hub for the arts in the Barkly region. Its remit to deliver
arts programs and initiatives in the region is as large as the region itself.
BRA has evolved from a project-driven to a program-driven arts organisation. Critical to these programs are that
BRA provides an interface between mainstream and Indigenous cultures that reaffirm core BRA values including
a celebration of and respect for cultural diversity and recognition of a unique Indigenous demographic.
The organisation currently provides 50 annual programs or projects to over 800 artists throughout the Barkly region including 120 Indigenous visual artists, 300 Indigenous musicians including 24 bands, 7 gospel choirs, 30 traditional Indigenous singers, 50 traditional Indigenous dancers, 20 writers, 250 young people and 80 children.
The Barkly regional demographic also reveals high levels of unemployment, social disadvantage and cultural erosion. BRA adopts the regional role of developing resilient community development and cultural maintenance arts programs. It implements that role using arts as a platform for opportunity, engagement, and support and benefits across a range of economies: social, cultural maintenance, community well being, career pathways, financial, health and the celebration of regional arts. With increasingly secure funding and support BRA has developed strategies to create community benefits that are long-term and sustainable.
65 Staunton St, Tennant Creek , Warrumungu Country
Phone: 08 89622799
ClarityNT is a vibrant local accounting firm in Alice Springs, the heart of Australia. Established in 2010, their small firm has since grown to service regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory, from Alice to Darwin and everywhere in between.
ClarityNT's friendly and well respected team of specialist provide a wealth of knowledge and experience in accounting, bookkeeping, taxation and other business services. Not only are their services affordable, they are also personalised to suit your needs, whether you need ClarityNT to be your entire end-to end solution or just fill in the gaps.
Choose an Accountant that can provide professional solutions while maintaining that personal touch that only a small, locally owned firm can provide.
Phone: (08) 8953 4440
Industrial Cuts & Crossfades
Stuart Liddell is a filmmaker, camera operator and editor who has worked over 15 years in the industry.
In 2013 he creatively wrote, co-directed and edited a 1hr TV special regaling the epic unicycle world record of TV actor Samuel Johnson which helped raise over $1m for breast cancer research.
Producing promotional video material for music festivals, theatre and dance productions and freelanced as an editor and camera operator for NGOs, town councils and small businesses. He has worked in TV news as an editor for ABC news Victoria and NBN Newcastle over a collective period of 5 years. Based in Alice Springs since 2015, he produces and technical-directs documentaries for organisations such as Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid, Indigenous Business Australia and the Northern Territory aboriginal governance body, Central Land Council.
He continues to provide his technical skills with local arts and media organisations (CAAMA, inCite Arts, 8CCC Community Radio) and writes, produces and talks fiction film recreationally.
Mparntwe (Alice Springs - Central Australia
Phone: 0401 519 780
“Your helping hand”
Hello Alice is all about community engagement. We tune in to your everyday needs by helping you free up some of your valuable time so you can do more of the things you love in your life in fact, we like to support everyone in the community, including NDIS Participants.
As a local and traditional small business organically growing and developing, it is impossible to give a complete a list of the day-to-day services we provide still, we understand everyone needs a helping hand now and again.
Hello Alice loves making your life a little easier by helping you, your families, or friends. Together, we work with you to help you develop and manage a happy and healthy lifestyle including connecting you with community, events, and culture in Central Australia.
Big or small, we are here to help you achieve some of your happily ever after goals.
Phone: 0488 992 781
Watch This Space
As the only Artist Run Initiative (ARI) in Central Australia, Watch This Space (WTS) provides a constructive and supportive environment for artists to develop, collaborate and experiment through exhibitions, residencies, performances, offsite projects and an onsite studio community, all within a unique geographical, social and cultural landscape: Mparntwe / Alice Springs. We support contemporary art dialogue in the region both inside and outside a gallery space, encouraging, nurturing and promoting Central Australian and visiting artists.
Art is intrinsically linked to community, creating a valued and vital platform for pushing boundaries, experimentation and critical thought.
Watch This Space is a catalyst and conduit for contemporary experimental arts practice and dialogue in Central Australia, working to nurture and promote local and visiting artists and their work.
8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Phone: (08) 8952 1949
Rediscovery Centre & Regional Waste Management Facility
Council’s Rediscovery Centre is open every day to receive your pre-loved (but still good) household items, such as books, bikes, bed bases, toys, furniture and bric-a-brac. All drop-offs to the RDC are free. Or pop in with you small change to peruse the inspiring array of items for sale! Residents can also buy a load of mulch or crushed glass for the garden, all processed on site. The RDC is open weekdays 8am-4pm, and weekends 9.30-2.30pm.
The RWMF’s Transfer Station is where all domestic and commercial waste is received from Alice Springs and the surrounding Central Desert communities – an area of 550,000km2. Built to provide sustainable management and minimise impacts on the environment, the RWMF provides advanced waste minimisation and long-term recycling strategies. Open every day, 8am-4pm.
Commonage Road, Alice Springs NT
Phone: (08) 8950 4340
Overheard Productions is the operating face of Bill ‘Quinny’ Quinn aka Bill The Gypsy aka 36 other nicknames.
Our missions are many, all powered by passionate beliefs that independent musicians, singers, songwriters, artists, and anyone in the creative arts should have wider audiences.
Bill is a proud Ken Behren and was born on Ngunnawal land. After a pretty beige 38yrs, Bill went to the 2005 National Folk Festival, and immediately asked why he’d been wasting his life until then.
Overheard Productions was then a registered business for corporate/wedding MC-ing, and trivia quizzes, but our focus moved to radio, magazine writing (Trad Now folk mag), festival/gig media, and lots of interviews.
We now prioritise advocacy work for independent artists, venues, and festivals. Overheard Productions left ACT in March 2013 and operates globally from wherever in Terra Australis you find Bill The Gypsy, his contractors, and his 54+ yr old teddy bear.
A new Mparntwe-based business will collect the entertainment and advocacy stuff with a go-live of 1 July 2022. Bill is a connector, communicator, and collaborator. We help, support, add value, and synergise NOT compete, subsume, grift, try to be what we’re not, or cut anyone’s grass.
(Though if you need your lawn mown, Bill’s got very diverse and mad skillz.)
c/- Alice Springs Post Office, NT 0870
Phone: 0405 651 681
Left Of Elephant Sound
Audio professional for Music and Film
Left Of Elephant Sound (Jeremy Conlon) acknowledges the Arrernte people as the traditional and prevailing custodians of the lands on which this small business in located.
Online Mixing and Mastering of music using professional equipment with experience to get you at the sound you want.
Offering location multitrack recording to capture live performances. Access to 2 great recording rooms in and around Alice Springs – Red Brick Studio, a traditional music located in town, and the White Gums room, a beautiful open space with bush views and loads of space for amazing live multi track recordings, just 20 minutes east of Mparntwe Alice Springs. Contact for more details and pricing.
Sound Recordist for film including documentaries, drama and corporate productions, stereo post audio mix to industry standard sound levels or as required in the project specifications.
Mparntwe (Alice Springs – Central Australia)
Phone: 0421 836 876
Red Hot Arts
Red Hot Arts Central Australia is a vibrant arts charity fostering arts and cultural innovation, development, collaboration and entrepreneurship in Alice Springs, Central Australia. Our annual program covers three areas.
As a member based Incorporated Association. General Membership is free and lets people vote, nominate for the board, influence direction and programming, attend workshops and access services. Paid members have greater membership benefits and access to services and support.
Red Hot Arts offers professional development opportunities through workshops and mentoring to build capacity in arts workers, events and the regional sector. We work cross sector to create new commercial opportunities and partnerships that boost audiences and offer more venues for performance and expands income opportunities for artists. We provide member access to services and operational tools to improve the professionalism of their projects and work practice; including grant services, applicant based 5-month show development and media-kit program
Red Hot Arts manages 67 Bath St a city central creative work hub, offering studio, meeting, workshop and seminar space, Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), room scale video camera, co-working and the anchor tenant for NT’s leading arts organisations. Through our What’s On service we offer online promotion, offline and digital signs/screens and traditional media promoting regional arts and cultural experiences to local, visitor and intrastate markets to promote the region’s arts and cultural experiences. We also offer online/offline and in venue ticketing and door systems for local events.
Red Hot Arts produces the Desert Festival, an annual festival of local, regional and national shows across multiple art forms; and provides a platform for new signature events for the region to ultimately be independent of the Desert Festival. We also incubate new festivals and events support organisations in developing and delivering their events and building a local and national audience base with the goal to establish Central Australia as a national destination for arts and culture and to increase the commercial opportunities for artists in the region. The program also provides operational support to events and festivals throughout the year; and can connect events and conference coordinators to artists and technicians.
67 Bath St, Mpartnwe (Alice Springs - Central Australia)
Phone: 08 8952 2392
Rock City Music
Music from the heart...
For the best selection of musical equipment, instruments and sound gear, head to Rock City Music - the Alice Springs musician’s playground.
For the ultimate in guitars, amplifiers, PA equipment, drum kits, keyboards and accessories, Rock City Music has been fulfilling the needs of lead singers, soloists, band members, music students and hobbyists in Central Australia since 1994.
Our Alice Springs music store stocks all the famous brand names, such as Fender, Marshall, Yamaha and Jackson. Locally owned and operated, the store is a labour of love, providing expert advice and an extensive selection of sound systems to enhance your music.
We offer servicing and repairs for all musical instruments, such as guitars and drums. This includes strings, brass, woodwind, percussion and amplifiers.
10 Smith St, Ciccone NT 0870
Phone: (08) 8953 2100
Arid Lands Environment Centre
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is Central Australia’s peak environmental organisation defending the desert country for over 40 years. We campaign, advocate and support local people to take action for the protection of arid lands and people.
We are a strong and trusted voice for Australia’s iconic desert country. We stand up and speak out for the protection of land and water, animals and plants, special places and the communities that depend on them.
We work with partners across vast landscapes to deliver solutions to the ecological challenges we face. We understand the importance of knowledge, science, research, education and engaging the community on the issues that matter.
Phone: (08) 8952 2497
MusicNT is the peak body for contemporary music in the Northern Territory. It has a membership base of 3500 individuals and delivers programs across the Territory and across the country. MusicNT’s mission is to support the growth and development of the contemporary music industry in the Northern Territory and we do that through a suite of programs that support and encourage NT musicians to create and export their music to the world as well as working to grow the NT music industry.
MusicNT operates offices in Darwin and Alice Springs.
67 Bath St, Mparntwe (Alice Springs - Central Australia
Phone: 08 8952 0322
Alice Springs Aquatic & Leisure Centre
Our very own state-of-the-art aquatic facility in the desert, the Alice Springs Aquatic & Leisure Centre offers an outdoor 50m pool, outdoor shallow depth pool and zero-depth splash pad, while indoors (and available all year around) there’s a 20m lazy river pool with beach entry, two water slides, and an 8 lane 25m pool, heated for winter.
The kiosk offers great coffee, snacks and a range of swim gear for purchase. There are also expansive outdoor shaded grassed areas and BBQ facilities available for hire.
Learn to Swim lessons are held at ASALC over four terms each year to align with school terms, and are available for all ages, from babies to adults.
10 Speed Street, The Gap, Alice Springs NT
Phone: (08) 8950 4360
Alice Springs Town Council
Beyond the conventional servicing of ‘rates, roads, and rubbish’, Alice Springs Town Coun¬cil is the grassroots advocate for our local community to higher tiers of government, its nine Elected Members guiding the forward and future vision of our town. Council also offers a range of annual sponsorship and funding opportunities to our community, arts and sporting groups, as well as enabling many more local activities via in-kind support.
Council hosts events throughout each year including pop-up music, the Night Markets and Christmas Carnival in the Todd Mall, Seniors Month celebrations (August), Phoney Film Festival, Youth and Upcycled Art Prizes & Exhibitions, and so much more.
93 Todd Street, Alice Springs NT
Phone: (08) 8950 0500
Alice Springs Public Library
The Alice Springs Library is a space for meeting, keeping & sharing. A place that provides lifelong learning opportunities for our community to explore, discover and connect with each other and the world.
Follow us on Facebook & visit us on the corner of Gregory Terrace & Leichhardt Terrace.
Corner of Gregory Terrace & Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs
Phone: (08) 8950 0555
Alice Springs Brewing Co
In 2018 Alice Springs Brewing Co was born! Starting off with a 50L pilot brewery and then adding a 500L brewing system a couple of months later. Then, as the say in Alice Springs, it went boonta… Today Alice Springs Brewing Co is continuing its rapid growth and expansion. In 2020 Alice Springs Brewing Co recruited new Head Brewer Jum Ryan (ex Little Creatures) who now oversees the day-to-day brewing operations. Alongside its taphouse operation, it also distributes to the whole of the Northern Territory and has plans to further expand into other states and territories in 2022. ASBC Supports Local and is a proud sponsor of 8CCC Community Radio.
South of the Gap,
39 Palm Cct, Ross NT 0873
Phone: (08) 7904 4007
Montes is a chilled out place to eat, drink and laugh in Central Australia.
Set in the surrounds of a character filled Alice Springs heritage listed building, Monte's presents a colourful, contemporary carnival groove with an exotic and funky vibe.
Along with gastro-delights, craft beers and wine, cocktails and friendly service, Monte's dishes up a diverse mix of local, Territory and interstate DJs, bands, cabaret and comedy acts- Including regular 8CCC Sunday Sets!
Enjoy this fiesta in one of the many thematic lounge areas or book a private booth.
Monte’s can cater for your event, or gathering. Whether it is for a private function, corporate or travelling road-show. We will work with you to ensure your event is unique and turn our crazy canvas into your masterpiece.
95 Todd Street | Alice Springs
Phone: (08) 8929 1692