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Address: Yulara | Cultural Centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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+61 8 8956 2558
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are a proud Indigenous Tourism Champion and a not-for-profit art &...

We are a proud Indigenous Tourism Champion and a not-for-profit art & craft corporation 100% owned and controlled by Anangu (Aboriginal people from the Central and Western deserts) for over 30 years. Approximately 900 artists make up the collective that is Maruku. We exist to benefit the artists, their families, their communities and play a key role in keeping the traditional cultural practices strong and alive throughout the Anangu lands. Maruku is a regional art centre and, therefore, a representative of Anangu culture and art.

Our commitment to excellence is driven by the fact that we are a direct link between Anangu culture and tourism to the area, a role we take seriously. We want to educate our visitors about Anangu culture and history; in turn cultivating respect and understanding for this ancient culture and its differences to our own.

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I wondered in here when I was out for a walk. And was very pleasantly surprised. One of the staff members started chatting to me, and then walked around the art work with me. He... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mandy C
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wondered in here when I was out for a walk. And was very pleasantly surprised. One of the staff members started chatting to me, and then walked around the art work with me. He told me about the artists and the meaning of some of the paintings. He also took out some of the art work not on display... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire family appreciated the beautiful art work here. The centre staff offered to explain some of the art and generally I believe the artist is located here but not during our visit. Highly recommended for those who can appreciate the beauty of this art.

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Thank Belindatp
Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I signed up for this workshop on the same day as my SEIT Bush Tucker tour, hoping that both would give me at least a modicum of insight into regional Aboriginal culture. It lasts ninety minutes and is held just outside of the Town Center under a small pavilion next to the indigenous art market. Morning and afternoon times are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Spent a good time looking and learning about traditional artworks. Fantastic experience and very well organised.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I chanced upon a flyer advertising the daily dot painting workshop conducted by Maruku Arts at their gallery in the Cultural Center in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Having seen some indigenous women create these wonderful pieces of art at the gallery, I decided to sign up for the workshop (it's a good 90 minute activity for hot days). You... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a wonderful morning learning the meaning behind the symbols in the indigenous art works. We then got to paint our own! Was a beautiful way to express our journeys. A change of pace from the physical activities but we have special souvenir of our amazing trip !!

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Docklands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great gallery and wonderful items to purchase for all prices ranges. I loved the artwork. Friendly staff.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Superb aboriginal handicrafts from the Central and Western Desert are demonstrated and sold here. No " middle man" so please buy from this gallery which has been ongoing since 1984. It is 100% owned and operated by the people who produce high quality work. An opportunity to purchase work at the Town Centre is also available. Crystal co-ordinated both meticulously... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Amazing art work on the walls and wood crafts but are very expensive, if you do a bus sunset tour look out for the locals selling their paintings, extremely cheap and you go straight to the source and skip the overhead costs,

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Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A humble building filled with beautiful, high quality aboriginal crafts and arts from Northern Territory communities. A wonderful range of items at exceptional prices too by world-renowned indigenous artists. Certificates of authenticity available.

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