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Palmerston’s ‘Gulwa’ Community Recording Studio opens – first-of-its-kind in the NT

Palmerston’s newest community space, the Community Recording Studio, is set to open its doors this month, offering local artists and musicians a chance to showcase their talents.  

The first-of-its-kind within the Northern Territory, the inclusive multi-purpose space is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including a control booth and live room, that can be used for sound and video recording, mixing and production, broadcasting, skills training, and as an event space.

Located at the City of Palmerston Library, the studio offers equipment suitable from the novice artist right through to professionals and is available for individual or group hire as well as industry development initiatives.

Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell is thrilled to have the studio ready for the community to use and enjoy.

“The studio is an exciting new asset for Palmerston and being a first-of-its-kind in the Northern Territory will be a major drawcard for artists from the surrounding areas. It will provide invaluable experience for our community’s many talented artists to be able to access state-of-the-art equipment”, she said.

Council continues to invest in arts and culture within Palmerston to give the community, particularly young creatives, an opportunity to share their skills and express themselves through all art forms.

“We are also delighted to be able to announce the studio name of ‘Gulwa’, meaning ‘sing to everyone’ in the Larrakia language. Working with Larrakia is important to us and the community, and we will continue to do so for similar future Council initiatives.”

The studio will be available to book from Wednesday 13 April 2022. 

Council will host an Open Day for the the community of this exciting new facility on Saturday 23 April at 10.30am. Further information on the facilities features and fees associated with hire will be available on Council’s website. 

The project was delivered by City of Palmerston with support from by the Northern Territory Government’s SCALE (Special Community Assistance and Local Employment) funding. Council engaged local businesses Rossi Architects, KCOM Construction, Darwin Commercial Construction and Maintenance and DreamTech on the project. 

For more information and booking details visit

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