Desart Christmas Market Live in November

The much-loved Christmas Market moves online for first year.

Words: Madeline Claire

The Desart Christmas Market is set to run again in November this year, launching with a live online marketplace.

Collectors from around Australia and beyond will be able to peruse artworks for sale from Aboriginal Art Centres across South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Desart is the peak body organisation for Art Centres based in Central Australia and the organisers behind the much-loved event celebrating First Nations art, Desert Mob, hosted annually in Alice Springs.

Buying artwork directly from Aboriginal-owned Art Centres is in line with Art Collector‘s editorial policy and ensures the artwork is purchased ethically, while also guaranteeing authenticity. This year has been tough on everyone in Australia – and in particular remote Indigenous communities – and making a Christmas purchase through the Desart Christmas Market can make a real difference in direct financial support to Aboriginal artists, their families and wider communities.

The artworks sold through the online Christmas market range in medium from paintings and weavings to sculptures. A vast price point range ensures there will be something for everyone at this market.

Participating Art Centres include: Ikuntji Artists  /  Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre  /  Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre  /  Tangentyere Artists  /  Maruku Arts  /  Warakurna Artists  /  Warlukurlangu Artists  /  Tjanpi Desert Weavers  /  Keringke Arts  /  Papunya Tjupi  /  Martumili Artists  /  Hermannsburg Potters  /  Tjarlirli Art  /  Barkly Regional Arts  /  Kaltjiti Arts  /  Ernabella Arts  /  Walkatjara  /  Ninuku Arts  /  Warlayirti Artists  /  Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists  /  Artists of Ampilatwatja  /  Tjungu Palya  /  Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, with more to be confirmed.

The Desart Christmas Market will run online from 8am CST Saturday 14th November to 8pm Sunday 15th November.

Image: Nola Campbell, All of Patjarr, 2020. Courtesy: the artist, Warakurna Artists and Desart.

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