The Artists of the Barkly Collective represents over fifty Aboriginal artists living in five remote communities across the Barkly region: Mungkarta, Kulumindini (Elliott), Owairtilla (Canteen Creek), Tennant Creek and Wutunugurra (Epenarra). The Collective includes seven language groups; Alyawarr, Kaytetye, Mudburra, Jingili, Waramungu, Warlpiri and Warlmanpa.
The Artists of the Barkly employ contemporary mediums to celebrate and preserve ancient cultures and languages. The vast breadth of variety in work made across the Collective reflects its cultural diversity, whilst shared elements of visual language illustrate the role of art centres in multi-generational knowledge-sharing.
The Collective is facilitated by Barkly Regional Arts, a not-for-profit multi-disciplinary art centre based on Waramungu Country. Barkly Regional Arts collaborates with remote Indigenous communities to foster access, development, and recognition of arts in the Barkly.
Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.
On behalf of Desart’s staff and art centre members, the Executive Committee humbly and respectfully acknowledge the Arrernte Apmereke Artweye (Traditional Owners) and Kwertengerle (Traditional Managers) of Mparntwe.
Desart respectfully advises Aboriginal readers that this website may contain names, images and artworks of people who have passed away.