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Aboriginal & Islander Art

Sep 11, 2010

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Desert Mob 2010 – 20 years on and great art still struts it’s stuff in Alice Springs

Erica Izett: "Success, especially too much success, always conceals within it dangers. In the case of Desert Mob, for example, its very success hails it as a prime event for the commercial sector to identify the cream of the crop...[which] has made it easier for unscrupulous dealers to profit without due recompense from the enormous work of the arts centres to nurture artists."

Judith Samson with the painting, Rabbit Proof Fence, that she painted with her grannie Dida Samson
Judith Samson with "Rabbit Proof Fence," painted with her grannie Dada Samson

If it is September in central Australia then all roads lead to Alice Springs – and particularly the Araluen Art Centre.

And the car park outside Araluen on the opening day of the annual Desert Mob art show tells a hundred stories of travel along those roads.

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