Desert Mob

Desert Mob Opening, 2019, image James Henry, Desart

Desert Mob 2020, for artists, arts workers and arts lovers. A total immersion in the artwork and stories of Aboriginal art from the desert! An Exhibition, online Symposium, and MarketPlace.

Desert Mob 2020

Celebrating 30 years!

In 2020, Desert Mob celebrates 30 years! However due to Covid 19 restrictions this milestone will be celebrated in 2021.

Desert Mob 2020 will be a slightly smaller version than usual however the quality of the work will be as dynamic and exquisite as any Desert Mob exhibition.

The 2020 Desert Mob exhibition will be launched on Friday 11th September at the Araluen Arts Centre and will be open to the public until 25th October.

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 2020, opening 11th September, at Araluen Arts Centre, Mparntwe (Alice Springs).  Exhibition runs until 25th October.

The Desert Mob Symposium
The 2020 Desert Mob Symposium will run over 10 days from Friday 28 August to Friday 11 September on the Desart website. Over those 10 days we will offer you a virtual window into the Aboriginal art centre world and the artists at its centre.

The Desert Mob MarketPlace is a vibrant art market held on Saturday 12th September. The 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.  Saturday 12th September opening at 10am, you have to be in quick to make sure you don’t miss out!

Desert Mob is presented in partnership with Araluen Arts Centre