Art Centres Online: A virtual event of story-telling direct from the desert.
Celebrate the evolving expression of Central Australian Aboriginal Art over eight days with Desart’s series of short films and online MarketPlace.
Film series: 1–4 November
Speaking from Country, artists share the stories of their work, culture and communities. Over a program of 14 films: be taken into the art centres and onto the homelands by these story keepers, and experience the diversity of storytelling and contemporary artistic practice.
This collection of stories extends a wealth of lived experience, reflections on the creative process, cautionary tales involving cars, a large-scale collaborative work by the senior women of Kintore, and a generous sense of joy and belonging. Historically there is an eye-opening account through Noreen Parker’s eyes and the retelling of her family experience and the effects of the second bomb test in Maralinga; a revisiting of the landmark Uluru handback with Reggie Uluru.
Online MarketPlace: 5–8 November
Following the program of films, the online MarketPlace is a chance to purchase works from these artists and more emerging and established from across the desert. Representing the many cultural groups of the regions, the MarketPlace will showcase a wide range of styles and mediums including Tjanpi sculptures, ceramic pots, paintings on canvas, works on paper as well as products and merchandise.
Be a part of this exchange from the desert with 100% of the profits going directly to supporting artists, their families and communities.