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Maruku Arts

Yulara | Cultural Centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
+61 8 8956 2558
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Brilliant

I found the workshop to be one of the most informative, enjoyable and real things I did whilst at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark D
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Art full of meaning

Is great to learn about this specific type of art, even more coming from one aboriginal artist, who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
luciaaK8689VV
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Nowra, Australia
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Yulara | Cultural Centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the workshop to be one of the most informative, enjoyable and real things I did whilst at the resort

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is great to learn about this specific type of art, even more coming from one aboriginal artist, who reveals us the deep meaning of that beautiful dot painting. Very recommendable as an fun exercise and to see what the other people create.

Thank luciaaK8689VV
Reviewed 5 November 2017

How wonderful to learn some local aboriginal words whilst hearing stories of how dot paintings are created. Our aboriginal teacher Bessie drew some images in the sand first of all and explained what they represented (via her interpreter) and then we were asked to paint...More

Thank Us3Sydney
Reviewed 10 October 2017

its an experience to behold.....its a beautiful center and well worth the effort. to see. beautifully displayed works beautiful center. fully airconditioned which made the experience even better.

Thank Babybeetle
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My family and I really enjoyed this. Having the elder speak in her language and show us the various patterns in the red dirt was impressive. We all had a go at making our own painting which I thoroughly enjoyed - even my husband and...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I am so glad that I did the workshop. It was such an insightful experience and also a quite moment to let my mind flow. Absolutely recommendable.

Thank Agustí B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Aboriginal art is quite beautiful. Buy a piece and support an artist and the local community. The art is lovely and unique.

Thank doglover20162016
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you like aboriginal art as I do, then this is a good place to have a look. The prices are a bit on the steep side but there is something there for every budget. there is abundant info about the whole area available too.

Thank Arthur12
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must do activity when visiting Uluru/Yulara. Bessie was the indigenous artist for my workshop and Adele was the interpreter. Bessie spoke in her native language & Adele interpreted for her. The talk was very informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the sand drawings &...More

1  Thank Jdanielak
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This was a fun and enriching experience. Booked in 9 of us and everyone enjoyed it immensely. After learning about the meaning of the symbols used in local indigenous art, we then attempted to tell our own story in our artwork. Everyone can do this...More

1  Thank Kelgorgs
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