Thursday 23 September – Sunday 3 October 2021


Rick Lausberg Wins the 2019 Desert Festival Prize, Advocate Art Award

Alice Springs artist, Rick Lausberg has been selected as the winner of the Desert Festival Prize at the 2019 Advocate Art Award for his painting ‘Phoenix Interrupted’. Catch his full exhibition and launch night of ‘Reimagining Continuity’ at Desert Festival 2020. Learn more here.


In 2018, Desert Festival initiated a three year partnership with the Central Australian Art Society to offer an annual prize in the Advocate Art Award.

This prize celebrates “Living in Central Australia” with the winning artist chosen by Red Hot Arts Central Australia.

Desert Festival proudly incorporates this artwork in the event’s program and promotional material to deepen our relationship with the rich arts community of Alice Springs.

‘Phoenix Interrupted’ by Rick Lausberg