Past Exhibitions



Flying Colours 2020

Featuring artworks from Artists of Ampilatwatja, Ernabella Arts, Tjungu Palya, and Warlukurlangu Artists.




Bush Christmas 2019

8 November – 24 December

Beautiful artworks from Aboriginal owned art centres – perfect for Christmas gifts.

Featuring locally sourced sculptures and handmade jewellery and craft. Presenting artworks from Artists of Ampilatwatja, Bindi Artists, Hermannsburg Potters, Ernabella Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Titjikala Artists, Tjala Arts, Warlukurlangu Artists.

DESERT COLOUR 2019 30 August – 26 October

Featuring Ernabella Ceramics
To extend the excitement that coincides with  the annual Desert Mob exhibition, Talapi presents contemporary paintings from Ernabella Arts, Hermannsburg Potters, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku, Ninuku Arts and Warlukurlangu Artists.


BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL 2019 26 July – 18 August

In readiness for the Telstra NATSIA award coming up in August we have our fabulous Bold and Beautiful annual show featuring more painterly and boldly coloured artworks with a special focus on Helen Curtis from Nyapari community.
Talapi presents contemporary paintings from Ernabella Arts, Papunya Tjupi Arts, Tjala Arts, Tjungu Palya, Warlayirti Artists and Warlukurlangu Artists.


ABOUT COUNTRY 2019  Friday 24 May – 6 July

Alice Springs has at last received some  beautiful soaking rain bringing the desert back to life with bursts of green to coincide perfectly with our new exhibition About Country


FLYING COLOURS 2019 22 March- 30 April


BUSH CHRISTMAS 2018 2 November – 31 January 


DESERT COLOUR 2018 30 August –  27 October


BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL 2018 20 July – 25 August 2018


ABOUT COUNTRY 2018 28 April- 30 June


FLYING COLOURS 2018 March April

To coincide with Clay Stories, a touring exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre of ceramics we will have new works from Hermannsburg Potters and Ernabella Arts to add to the cacophony!

Bush Christmas 2017 November-December

Featuring beautiful works on paper, walka boards , quirky Hermannsburg pots and artworks from Aboriginal community  art centres from the desert

DESERT COLOUR 2017 August – October

We celebrate Alice Desert Festival in Alice Springs and welcome all our friends and guests making the annual pilgrimage for Desert Mob exhibition and related events.

The Art Centres involved in Desert Colour exhibition for this year are Mimili Maku Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Ernabella Arts, Tjungu Palya, Tjala Arts , Tangentyere Artists and Warlukurlangu Artists and for the first time Lydia Balbal from Bidyadanga

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL 2017 July – August

We celebrate NAIDOC week in Alice Springs with recognition of the fabulous artwork that comes from remote Aboriginal art centres. This is an annual exhibition that showcases both emerging and established artists with a focus on innovation.

The Art Centres involved in Bold and Beautiful exhibition for this year are Tjala Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Ernabella Arts, Tjungu Palya, Papunya Tjupi, Ikuntji Artists and Iwantja Arts.


As the seasons shift from the harsh heat of summer the desert takes on a softer, gentler light. The works in this exhibition reflect the change in seasons and the subtle changes in the landscape.

Art centres featured in this exhibition are Artists of Ampilatwatja, Bindi Artist, Ernabella Arts, Iltja Ntjarra, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Papunya Tjupi, Tjala Arts and Warlukurlangu Artists.


Beautiful Little Creatures from Ernabella Arts,  Warlukurlangu Artists, Bindi Artists, Iwantja Arts, Mimili Maku, Tjungu Palya  Papunya Tjupi, Tangentyere artists and Tjala Arts. Featuring fabulous new ceramics from Hermannsburg Potters, and Ernabella Arts.  A fun start to the year  as it cools off heat -wise in the desert in a Big Country



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