Desert Mob 2021

Desert Mob 2021 will be celebratory and reflective. The official opening and performances, exhibition, symposium, marketplace and associated events at venues across Mparntwe are an unmissable opportunity to experience and share artist’s voices, stories, resilience and strength, and witness this exhilarating statement of Aboriginal art and its dynamism over 30 years.

You will find amazing works from emerging and established artists with new ones being added all the time so check them out over the week

Desert Mob is an event of national significance, representing the most comprehensive exhibition 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 2021 Exhibition – 10th September to 24th October 2021,  Open daily from 10am – 4pm

Spanning three galleries and hundreds of new works by established mid-career and emerging artists, selected and curated for inclusion by the artists and their art centres.

Desert Mob Symposium – Friday 10th September

The Desert Mob Symposium is series of presentations by artists, art centres and special guests. Through film, animation, image and performance, artists reveal and share their stories, ideas, projects and creative processes. The symposium provides a rich context for Desert Mob, reinforcing and celebrating the pivotal role of country, living culture and community in the lives of artists.

Desert Mob MarketPlace – Saturday 11th September

The Desert Mob Marketplace is a large affordable art market, bringing together paintings, punu, ceramics, Tjanpi weaving, sculpture, clothing, jewellery, textiles and homewares from artists across desert country. Buying from the Desert Mob marketplace is ethical purchasing, with all income going to Aboriginal-owned art centres in their remote communities.