Desert Mob 2018
6th, 7th and 8th September, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
Find Ikuntji Artists at the 2018 Desert Mob Market place on 8th September.
The Desert Mob Market Place is a vibrant art market held on the Saturday of Desert Mob Weekend. The vibrant and bustling MarketPlace atmosphere provides an opportunity for buyers to interact directly with artists and art centre staff and to purchase high-quality works of art for under $500. Starting at 10 am, you have to be in quick to make sure you don’t miss out!
The Desert Mob exhibition offers a snapshot into what is happening in contemporary art from Aboriginal owned art centres in Central Australia. All artworks in Desert Mob are selected by the art centres and are available for purchase. This event is a unique celebration of the vibrancy of Aboriginal art from our region. The annual Desert Mob exhibition is an initiative of the Araluen Arts Centre and it’s a great opportunity to meet the artists behind the canvas.
Desert Mob 2016 Exhibition Opening. Photo by Lisa Hatzimihail.
The Desert Mob Symposium brings artists from the Desart member art centres together with special guests for a day of inspiring stories. It offers audiences a window into the Aboriginal art centre world and the artists at its centre, and it is a fantastic forum for connecting artists with existing and new audiences. The Symposium held on the Friday of Desert Mob weekend and is a free, ticketed event.
Kapi Ungkupayi (He gave us water) Project 2015, Minyma Kutjara Arts Project, presented at the Desert Mob 2015 Symposium by senior women from Irrunytju and Paulankutja. Photo by Hannah Millerick, courtesy of Desart.