Warakurna Artists is a 100% Indigenous owned and governed art centre located close to the Great Central Road in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia. The art centre provides services to artists living in and visiting Warakurna, Wanarn and Patjarr communities through a range of programs designed to support artists at all stages of their careers.
Warakurna Artists was founded in 2005 and quickly established itself as an energetic community enterprise, focused on the contemporary expression of Ngaanyatjarra culture and Tjukurrpa through the practice of painting. Although painting is the primary activity, the art centre is also an integrated community asset that provides services beyond the reach of the studio, including the facilitation of trips on country, social advocacy and local employment. Warakurna Artists is renowned for its expressive and contemporary Western Desert style and its continuity with history and tradition.
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.