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Desert Mob 2020


Celebrating 30 Years

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Desart

In 2020, Desert Mob celebrates 30 years! Over that time, 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. Since its inception in 1991, Desert Mob has become 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 and celebratory, a unique moment where artists and audiences converge on the Araluen Arts Centre in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). It will feature an opening night of performances and the revealing of hundreds of new, innovative artworks from emerging and established artists; a day-long symposium of powerful projects, presentations and artist talks; an affordable art marketplace supporting ethical purchasing from Aboriginal owned art centres, 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.


10 September 2020 - 25 October 2020


Official Opening
Thursday 10 September, 5.00pm
Exhibition until 25 October

Friday 11 September, 10.00am

Saturday 12 September, 10.00am

Open daily from 10am - 4pm




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