The Desert Mob event that has been held in the heart of Australia is the leading celebration of Aboriginal artists living across the vast region of Central Australia, home to where the contemporary Aboriginal art movement was born.

This significant celebration through the Desert Mob Exhibition and the Desert Mob MarketPlace festival is a unique and vibrant event curated by Aboriginal artists, being a nationally significant celebration of Aboriginal art and culture. An annual event that provides an insight of what is currently happening in the contemporary Aboriginal art movement.


Upcoming event:

Desert Mob 2021 Exhibition
September 9 – October 25

Official Opening 5pm Friday 10 September
MarketPlace 10am – 2pm Saturday 11 September
Exhibition dates 10 September – 24 October

Araluen Arts Centre / Araluen Cultural Precinct
61 Larapinta Drv, Araluen NT 0870


This annual event is a collaboration between the Araluen Arts Centre and Desart, who are the peak industry body representing over thirty aboriginal art centres.

So come and experience the next event, where visitors, collectors and art lovers converge on Mparntwe (Alice Springs) to see first hand the bold, creative, and exhilarating statements by a big mob of Aboriginal Artists in the desert heart and landscape of Australia.

Check out the Araluen Arts Centre website about their current exhibitions…

Look back at our selection of some of the magnificent, wonderful, colourful, joyful and funny works of art at previous Desert Mob exhibition events that we at Ausemade were privileged to enjoyed.

From our archives : Desert Mob Exhibition 2020 | Desert Mob Exhibition 2019 | Desert Mob Exhibition 2018 | Desert Mob Exhibition 2016


Footnote & References

  1. Desert Mob, Facebook: www.facebook.com/desertmob
  2. The Desart Art Centre Guidebook, includes map of Desart Art Centre Locations, p9, https://desart.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/Desart_guidebook_e-version_2018.pdf