About WDM

Palya palyama – welcome

Western Desert Mob is an alliance of Aboriginal art centres from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia.  Formed in 2007, Western Desert Mob (WDM) links six leading Aboriginal owned and governed art centres, reflecting the area’s close cultural, family and creative connections.

Western Desert Mob art centres have much in common: they are community-focussed social enterprises, supporting Aboriginal artists’ working in in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, carving, weaving and digital media.  WDM art centres are also unique, with artworks that reflect the individual characteristics of the artists, their country and their community.  This creative and cultural energy generates some of the most dynamic and distinctive works of art in Australia today.

Western Desert Mob art centres are strong advocates for the value of art and art enterprise to the livelihoods of remote communities and for the important role of art centres in creating a locally-owned, ethically managed and accountable business.  Western Desert Mob members are Aboriginal owned and governed art businesses, with transparent operations and where 65% of sales income is returned directly to the artist and the remainder reinvested into the art centre business.

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