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Eastern Arrernte Band performing at the Desert Mob 2023 Official Opening
Desert Mob 2023 Exhibition official opening
Central Australian Aboriginal Womens Choir performing at the Official Opening of Desert Mob 2023

Desert Mob 2024 Opening Night

Join artists for the official opening of Desert Mob 2024, a celebration of all that is art and culture from the desert.

The Desert Mob 2024 opening features live music and dance performances, food and beverages, and the much-anticipated annual exhibition opens to the public, showcasing almost 40 Art Centres. This is an invitation to view hundreds of works by artists who are members of Aboriginal-governed community art centres across Central Australia. Exhibiting alongside emerging and mid-career artists, many of the senior artists are veterans of the event, with established international profiles.

All works in the Desert Mob 2024 exhibition will be available to purchase, and the opening night is an exclusive opportunity to acquire works prior to the exhibition going live online from 9am, Friday 8 September (all times ACST).

The Opening Night and Exhibition are presented by Desart as part of Desert Mob, one of the nation’s most anticipated Aboriginal art events. Desert Mob 2024 will take place at the Araluen Arts Centre in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) during September and October and comprises an exhibition, symposium, market, public programs, satellite events and activations.

Thursday 5 September 2024

Entry cost

Free entry


  • Free Wifi


Caters for people who use a wheelchair.


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