Desert Mob 2024 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 and the region.

From the opening night celebration to community studio visits and Desert Mob After Dark, art workshops and musical performances, Desert Mob is a cultural event for all the community. Experience the unique program of cultural events that is Desert Mob during September and October - presented by Desart at the Araluen Arts Centre in Mparntwe / Alice Springs.

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. Visit

Image: Nathan Doolan, Tangentyere Artists, 2023. Photo Rhett Hammerton.

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Date and time

Thursday 05 September
to Friday 20 September 2024


Araluen Arts Centre

61 Larapinta Dr, Araluen NT 0870

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