Keringke Arts is situated in the community of Ltyentye Apurte / Santa Teresa and was established in 1989. The community was named after the stand of bloodwood trees that grow at the foot of the hills to the west, and Keringke Arts is named after an important and ancient rock hole that was formed when the ancestor Kangaroo was passing through this land.
The Eastern Arrernte artists of Keringke Arts today produce a wide variety of art, reflecting the colour, rhythm and ambience of the land that is their country. They are represented nationally and internationally in many collections, and their work is prized for its unique style and connection to an ancient living culture. The artists use pattern, colour, shape and design to create paintings that depict their sense of country, culture and self in a style developed over a 30-year period.
These shapes and designs may have features common to ancient rock art found throughout the traditional country of Eastern Arrernte. Some designs may reflect sand and body paintings. Most commonly, in this contemporary form, the art is not attributed to any particular thing, but expresses the world of the particular artist.
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.