Established in 2005, Tangentyere Artists is a not-for-profit enterprise and a hub for art activities across the Town Camps (the name describing 18 Aboriginal housing associations of Mparntwe / Alice Springs). Through their art, Town Camp artists communicate stories about their families, identity and lives. Their art practice aims to highlight the everyday experience of Aboriginal people in Central Australia. When sharing stories, artists place themselves in the national conversation, working towards understanding and reconciliation. Tangentyere is an Arrernte word that means ‘coming together, working together’.
Tangentyere Artists operates a studio, gallery space, and outreach program. To support young artists, the online store Town Camp Designs was created in 2020. Today, Town Camp Designs are stocked in the public gallery stores of most Australian capital cities, and the range now includes ceramics.
Tangentyere Artists is committed to innovative, sustainable fine art outcomes for Town Camp artists.
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.