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Desert Mob 2023 Exhibition opening
Eastern Arrernte Band performing at the Desert Mob 2023 Official Opening
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists Fashion Show at the Desert Mob 2023 Symposium

Desert Mob 2024

Desert Mob brings together hundreds of artists to celebrate desert culture in the heart of Australia.

One of the nation’s oldest Aboriginal art festivals, Desert Mob features an exhibition, symposium and marketplace as well as public programs and satellite events throughout Mparntwe (Alice Springs). From the opening night celebration to community studio visits, evening curator talks, art workshops and musical performances, Desert Mob is a cultural event for all the community.

In 2024, the Desert Mob Exhibition features works by emerging and established artists from almost 40 Aboriginal art centres from across the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. The Desert Mob Symposium is a day of presentations and performances led by artists and special guests sharing stories of culture, community and country. Desert Mob Marketplace is a buzzing art market offering the opportunity to acquire works directly from the artists who created them. Desert Mob After Dark is an evening of food, art, music and curator talks.

Experience the unique program of cultural events that is Desert Mob during September and October - presented by Desart.

Desart is the peak arts body for Central Australian Aboriginal art centres and its programs support art centres on the principles of ‘culture first’ and industry best practice.

Full program and registrations to be announced.

5 September – 20 October 2024


  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Free Wifi


Caters for people who use a wheelchair.


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