Desert Mob

Three days, three events, for artists, arts workers and arts lovers. A total immersion in the artwork and stories of Aboriginal art from the desert! An Exhibition, Symposium, and MarketPlace.

Desert Mob 2019

5th, 6th and 7th September, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.

The Desert Mob exhibition offers a snapshot into what is happening in contemporary art from Aboriginal owned art centres in Central Australia. All artworks in Desert Mob are selected by the art centres and are available for purchase. This event is a unique celebration of the vibrancy of Aboriginal art from our region. The annual Desert Mob exhibition is an initiative of the Araluen Arts Centre and it’s a great opportunity to meet the artists behind the canvas. See the Desert Mob Exhibition 2019 (opening 5th September) at Araluen Arts Centre, Mparntwe (Alice Springs).

The Desert Mob Symposium brings artists from the Desart member art centres together with special guests for a day of inspiring stories. It offers audiences a window into the Aboriginal art centre world and the artists at its centre, and it is a fantastic forum for connecting artists with existing and new audiences. The Symposium held on the Friday of Desert Mob weekend and is a free, ticketed event.

The Desert Mob MarketPlace is a vibrant art market held on the Saturday of Desert Mob Weekend. The vibrant and bustling MarketPlace 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 10 am, you have to be in quick to make sure you don’t miss out!