Desart > Peak Bodies

Invitation to tender: Desart Website Upgrade

Desart is seeking tenders for the upgrade of our website. Click here to download the Project Scope. Queries regarding the project should be directed to Tenders are to be submitted to no later than Wednesday 20th December 2017.

Desert Mob 2017 Symposium

Stories from the artists. One mob, desert mob. Desert Mob 2017 Symposium Friday 8th September, Araluen Arts Centre Theatre, 10am-3:30pm The Desert Mob Symposium celebrates the artistic and cultural achievements of the artists of Desart-member Aboriginal art centres. The rich program of insightful presentations by Aboriginal artists, their art centres, and special guests explores contemporary […]

Desert Mob 2017 Opening

Thursday 7th September Araluen Gallery, 5.30pm–8pm The exhibition opening is a great opportunity to meet the artists and buy artworks from the 30 participating Central Australia Aboriginal Art Centres. Each art centre selects what work they would like to exhibit, this approach makes Desert Mob unique and exciting. There will also be a special performance […]

Desert Mob 2017 Exhibition

Desert Mob 2017 Exhibition
Desert Mob 2017 Exhibition
Desert Mob 2017 Exhibition
Desert Mob is Australia’s premier event featuring new artworks from Aboriginal owned art centres throughout Central Australia. This event brings together Desart member art centres in a unique exhibition that celebrates the vibrancy of Aboriginal art from this region. It is the only exhibition that offers a snapshot of what is currently happening in contemporary art […]


The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia, otherwise known as AACHWA, is the peak body for Aboriginal art centres across Western Australia. AACHWA is driven by a strong Aboriginal-majority Board which ensures key decisions and strategic directions are progressed in relevant and culturally appropriate ways.

Indigenous Art Centre Alliance

IACA is the peak body supporting Indigenous art centres across far north Queensland and the Torres Strait. We support culturally strong best practice Indigenous art enterprises.

Anangu Ku Arts

Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal owned and governed arts support organisation. It was founded by the artists of the APY Lands in the far northwest of South Australia. The organisation is governed by an Indigenous Board elected by artists across the state. Milyika Carroll is the Director of Ku Arts.   […]


The Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is the peak advocacy and support agency for Aboriginal artists working individually and through 48 remote Art Centres spread across a vast area of approximately 1 million square kilometres. ANKAAA serves four regions, including Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, the Kimberley and the Tiwi Islands regions. Many of […]

Desart Inc

Desart details

Desert Mob Capturing the history of a movement

Desert Mob, an initiative of the Araluen Arts Centre in 1991 and now an important partnership with Desart, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. This is a significant milestone for one of the country’s most exciting and unique Aboriginal art events. To celebrate, the Araluen Arts Centre is mounting a survey exhibition drawn from its […]