Who we are

Terazita Turner-Young with Jane Young (Desart Chairperson) and Philip Watkins (Desart CEO) at the Desert Mob Symposium 2017. Image: James Henry, Desart.

Desart is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Centres.

Established in 1992, incorporated in 1993, we now count as our members 41 independently governed Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres representing 8000 artists. We are governed by a 10 member Aboriginal executive committee elected from the membership regions and currently employ 7 staff, servicing a membership area of 1.221 million square kilometres.