Desart’s online Christmas MarketPlace returns this weekend

Virtual MarketPlace offers the best of Central Desert Art in lead-up to gifting season.

Words: Charlotte Middleton

Building on the extraordinary success of the 2020 inaugural edition which generated over $400,000 of sales, Desart’s Christmas MarketPlace returns online this weekend, from 8am Saturday 19 November to midnight on Sunday 20 November.

Art aficionados, gift seekers, and collectors from around Australia and beyond are invited to browse artworks directly from 25 member Aboriginal Art Centres from Western Australia, South Australia, and Northern Territory and experience the rich diversity of Central Australian art and culture.

A wildly colourful and dynamic range of works by emerging and established artists will be available to purchase, spanning the mediums of canvas, weavings, ceramics, textiles, prints, punu, homewares and more, at a variety of price points catering to all budgets.

The Desart MarketPlace offers collectors and Christmas shoppers the chance to make ethical purchases of authentic Aboriginal art, with 100% of the profits directly supporting the artists, their families, and communities.

Participating art centres: Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre, Artists of Ampilatwatja, Barkly Regional Arts, Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Hermannsburg Potters, Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre, Ikuntji Artists, Keringke Arts, Martumili Artists, Maruku Art & Craft, Minyma Kutjara Arts, Ninuku Arts, Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papulankutja Artists, Tangentyere Artists, Tapatjatjaka Art & Craft, Tjarlirli Art, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Utopia Art Centre, Warlukurlangu Artists, Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi, Walkatajara Arts, Warlayirti Artists.

This article was posted 16 November 2022.

Image: Judy Kngwarreye Greeny and Jennifer Kngwarreye Purvis, ‘Aniltji Homeland’, 2021. Image courtesy: Utopia Art Centre. 


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