Titjikala is a small community of approximately 220 residents, 107 km south of Mparntwe / Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. This tiny town lies in the traditional lands of the Eastern Arrernte people in the midst of a series of red claypans on the western fringe of the Simpson Desert. A broad, expansive landscape, rich in rocky outcrops, undulating ridges, gorges and dry river beds, the country surrounding Titjikala is stark and arid and incredibly beautiful. Orange and red ochres, sage greens, endless horizons and blue, blue skies. This landscape is reflected in the artists’ paintings, while the flora and fauna inspire sculptural works in mixed media. The recent history of the region is also told in intricately detailed figurative sculptures created using recycled materials and often featuring camels, horses and people in mustering and rodeo vignettes. The art centre in Titjikala also has a gallery space open to visitors to the community.
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.