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Desert Mob 2020


Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Desart

View the Desert Mob 2020 Exhibition here

Looking to purchase work from this year's exhibition?
If you would like to make a purchase, please call the Araluen Box Office on (08) 8951 1122

Since its inception in 1991, Desert Mob has fostered and charted the incredible rise of Aboriginal art from the desert to its current eminent position as one of the most important art movements and forms of cultural expression in the world. Desert Mob is an event of national significance, representing the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Aboriginal art by artists from Desart-member art centres from the desert regions and communities of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.

Desert Mob 2020 will be vibrant celebration where artists and audiences converge on the Araluen Arts Centre in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). It will feature hundreds of new, innovative artworks from emerging and established artists; the Desert Mob online gallery, a virtual symposium of powerful projects, presentations and artist talks; and associated events at venues across Mparntwe. Desert Mob 2020 is an unmissable opportunity to experience and share in the art, stories and vitality of the world’s richest living culture.


aboriginal artist standing in front of two red coloured artworks pointing to the painting she created man holding up aboriginal artwork canvas in the midst of a busy marketplace aboriginal women's choir stand around pots singing soft sculptures in foreground, in background crowds look at pink and orange aboriginal artworks

Photos by Oliver Eclipse.


11 September 2020 - 25 October 2020


Visit our virtual gallery here

Visit the Araluen Arts Centre until Sunday 25 October
Open daily 10am - 4pm 

Friday 4 - Friday 11 September
Visit the Desart website for this year's virtual Symposium

Saturday 12 - Saturday 19 September
Visit the Desart website for this year's online MarketPlace




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