Tjungu Palya was founded in March 2006 in Nyapari, at the foot of the Mann Ranges in the far northwest of South Australia in the APY Lands.
At our art centre, artists from the communities of Kanpi, Nyapari and Watarru come together to paint, share stories, pass on culture and earn money to support their families.
Tjungu Palya, meaning “good together”, is one of the Australias prominent remote art centres. Its many senior and emerging artist profiles have become notable through the inclusion in prestigious art awards and international exhibitions, and extensive acquisitions by public and private collectors.
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.