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Cindy Kunoth of Utopia Art Centre, at the Desert Mob 2023 Marketplace. Photo by Rhett Hammerton

Saturday 7 September

10AM – 2PM

Araluen Arts

Free event

The Desert Mob Marketplace is a large buzzing art market, bringing together paintings, punu, ceramics, weaving, sculpture, textiles and merchandise from Aboriginal-owned art centres across Central Australia. The marketplace offers Desert Mob attendees the opportunity to acquire works directly from the artists who created them. The day includes demonstrations, workshops, performances and other activations across the precinct, along with food and coffee. 

Full list of Marketplace stallholders and workshops/events to be announced.

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.