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Desert Mob is one of Australia’s major Indigenous arts events, and is a vehicle through which visitors can gain a unique insight into the lives and cultures of Aboriginal artists living in the vast and spectacular outback country of Central Australia.
Nyurapaya Kaika Burton & Linda Rive (translator) open Desert Mob Exhibition 2015
Nyurapaya Kaika Burton & Linda Rive (translator) open Desert Mob Exhibition 2015
Nyurapaya Kaika Burton & Linda Rive (translator) open Desert Mob Exhibition 2015

Desert Mob is a unique annual gathering of artists, artworks and art lovers, in the heart of the region, Alice Springs.

Desert Mob offers a snapshot of what is currently happening in contemporary art from Aboriginal owned art centres in Central Australia. All artworks in Desert Mob are selected by the participating art centres and are available for purchase.

Desert Mob comprises the following four key parts:

Desert Mob Exhibition

This event brings together Desart member art centres in a unique exhibition that celebrates the vibrancy of Aboriginal art from this region.

The annual Desert Mob exhibition is an initiative of the Araluen Arts Centre, in Alice Springs.

Desert Mob Symposium

The Desert Mob Symposium is presented by Desart, in partnership with Araluen Art Centre.

Desert Mob Marketplace

Desert Mob Market Place is a vibrant art market held on the Saturday of Desert Mob Weekend.

The vibrant and bustling Market Place atmosphere provides an opportunity for buyers to interact directly with artists and art centre staff and to purchase high quality works of art for under $500.

Starting at 10am, you have to be in quick to make sure you don’t miss out!

The Desert Mob Marketplace is presented by Desart, in partnership with Araluen Art Centre.