Art in Alice Springs
Talapi, based in the heart of Alice Springs, was established in October 2011 to promote the artists and artworks of Desart member Aboriginal art centres. Director Kate Podger has worked directly with Aboriginal art centres for over 15 years, having spent 4 years as curator of Araluen Arts Centre, and was curator of the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award at MAGNT in 2010. Together with her co-director and partner Thijl Duvekot, they have created a beautiful art space in the Todd Mall dedicated to the promotion of Central Desert art sourced directly from Aboriginal-owned art centres.
Talapi for collectors
Talapi is happy to assist both collectors and first time art buyers in selecting art works from over 40 regional/remote art centres to suit a variety of budgets and styles. Every artwork is supported by accurate documentation from art centres, and our staff are well informed. Talapi hosts regular curated exhibitions that allow art collectors to enjoy the work of established artists and learn about new and upcoming names in Aboriginal art.
Talapi’s ethical sourcing
As a member of the Indigenous Art Code, we are committed to ethical trade in Indigenous art as a means to support economic development in remote communities. Friendly and informed staff can assist with any logistics and freight for both domestic and international customers.