Desart’s Online Christmas MarketPlace: media release

Leemyn Corby, Kalipinypa, Ink and screen print on paper, 2021. Image courtesy of Papunya Tjupi Arts


Building on the extraordinary success of the 2020 inaugural online Christmas MarketPlace, when over $400,000 of sales were generated, for artists for the long hot summer break, Desart will once again be the portal for online shopping.

Art aficionado’s, gift seekers and collectors from around Australia and beyond are invited to browse artworks directly from twenty-six central Desart member Aboriginal Art Centres from the vast tri-state region of Central Australia. Excited?

A wildly colourful and dynamic range of works will be available to purchase. Canvas paintings, watercolours, prints, punu carved sculptures, hand painted ceramics, textiles, upcycled objects made from found objects and more.

Support an art centre today and purchase authentic and ethically produced artwork directly from Aboriginal-owned Art Centres.

In the true spirit of Christmas giving when you buy artwork from the Desart Christmas marketplace you help the artists, their families and their communities with a 100% of profits going back to the Art Centres.

Buy great art, from the Desert, the birthplace of the Western Desert Art Movement..give the gift of culture!

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Participating Art Centres include: Arlpwe Art & Culture, Artists of Ampilatwatja, Bindi  Artists/ Barkly Regional Arts/Hermannsburg Potters/Ikuntji Artists / Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands / Keringke Arts/ Martumili Artists/Maruku Arts/Mimili Maku/Minyma Kutjara Arts/ Ninuku Arts/ Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture/ Papulankutja Artists /Papunya Tjupi/ Papunya Tula/Tangentyere Artists/ Tapatjatjaka Arts & Crafts /Tjanpi Desert Weavers/ Tjarlirli Art/Utopia Art/ Walkatjara Arts/Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi/ Warakurna Arts/ Warlayirti Artists/ Warlukurlangu Artists

Media Contact: Carmel Young: 0411 534 913