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Philip Watkins


Philip Watkins was born and raised in Mparntwe – Alice Springs, Northern Territory, and is part of large extended Arrernte and Larrakia families.

In August 2011, Philip was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Desart. Prior to his appointment at Desart, Philip was employed as the Artistic and Cultural Director of the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute–Tandanya (2006-2011).

Philip is a Board Member of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation and is a member of the Norther Territory Ministerial Creative Industries Advisory Council.