The Annual Desart Photography Prize, held at the Tangentyere Gallery in Alice Springs, has become a momentous event on the Indigenous arts calendar. This Desart initiative provides a platform for Artworkers to experiment, develop their photographic skills and express their country and community through their eyes.

The photography entries were open to Aboriginal Artworkers associated with Desart member Art Centres. Entries received were outstanding and reflected incredible diversity, innovation, connectedness to culture and experimentation in digital media. The exhibition received acclaim from arts industry professionals and the local community alike. Everyone filled the gallery space with excitement and anticipation as the prize was announced by the judges-  Brenda Croft and Stephen Gilchrist, who held the exhibition in high regard. The exhibition was curated by Artworkers who participated in the curatorial development week – a series of curatorial workshops run by independent curator Carly Lane. Congratulations and thank you to all the entrants and winners for a remarkable exhibition!


  • Christine Multa, My Grandmother Went Hunting, Ikuntji Artists, 2013


Highly Commended:

•             Joe’anne Silverton, Bush Coconut, Tangentyere Artists, 2013

•             Pamela Hogan, My favourite places (panel 2), Papulungkutja Artists, 2013

•             Rhonda Dick, Seven Sisters Tjukurrpa, Tjala Arts, 2013

•             Anastine Ken, City Lights (panel 2), Tjala Arts, 2013

•             Sharon Ken, Ngayuku Ngura (My country) and Tjilpi’s Painting room, Tjala Arts, 2013

•             Kristabel Porter, Lead singer Geoffrey Yungett with Yurliya Band, Warakurna Artists, 2013

•             Miriam Charlie, Violet Hammer looking for didgeridoo hollows, Waralungku Artists, 2013


The exhibition is on at Tangentyere Gallery until 16th December.

Gallery Hours 10am-4pm Monday- Friday

16 Fogarty Street, Alice Springs.