Maruku Arts

Maruku Arts, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: Hours, Address, Maruku Arts Reviews: 4.5/5

Maruku Arts
4.5
Art Galleries • Lessons & Workshops
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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M Loy
7 contributions
Fun & culture
Jul. 2021 • Family
Great session learning about Aboriginal culture, tools & art, followed by making our own dot paintings. Really enjoyed it with my 9yo & 7yo children. Also visited the art gallery at the visitors centre, which was full of beautiful art pieces!
Written 17 August 2021
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Fanny F
1 contribution
Dot painting with Alice
Jul. 2021
It was an amazing experience ! I really enjoyed the fact that there is one first part with the symbols explanations and the second part with the painting itself ! Lovely translators and thank you Alice for having shared a part of you, a part of your incredible culture ! <3
LoVe !!
Written 11 July 2021
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Sonia J
27 contributions
Fun dot painting workshop for any age
Jun. 2021
Fun and informative dot painting workshop for any age. First Sara explained, through an interpreter, about some symbols used and stories told in her indigenous culture, then it was our turn to paint our own story. Highly recommended.
Written 1 July 2021
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,020 contributions
Lovely gallery, nice peope
Jun. 2021
There are a few galleries within the Cultural Centre at Uluru and Maruku Arts was our favourite. They had a very wide selection of local indigenous artworks, artifacts and jewellery on display and you will find their prices are very reasonable. The gallery is not for profit, owned and operated by local indigenous people and represents artists from many small indigenous communities across the Central and Western Deserts, in the NT, WA and SA.
Written 28 June 2021
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travellercanberra
Canberra94 contributions
Insight into the Indigenous culture beyond your dot painting experience!
May 2021
WOW what an informative experience filled with cultural teachings and fun experience with doing the dot painting course. Recommend this course to everyone - you will learn far more than you expect to and your understanding and appreciation of the Indigenous culture can only grow from this experience!
Written 4 May 2021
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Susan
Markham, Canada12 contributions
Authentic
Feb. 2020
We visited this site pre lockdown. I only remember the name as I bought a few lovely items and had kept their business card on my fridge. Otherwise I normally have a terrible memory. I really liked that you could learn the story behind each piece. Price is reasonable.
Written 24 December 2020
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ogerkan
New York City, NY3,611 contributions
Local cultural stop
Mar. 2020
The workshop is located in Yulara town centre and has many works of art on display and sale from local artists. Similar to the workshop at the Cultural Center near Uluru.
Written 27 March 2020
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Lisa M
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Fantastic Cultural Experience
Feb. 2020
The workshop is located at the Town Centre and you learn from one of the Indigenous artists about creating your own artwork. I listened to Sara and her translator tell us about the tools that the men and woman use and then had fun translating her symbols drawn in the sand. Sara explained what the art symbols in her work mean and it was wonderful to watch her complete a piece of work. It's an excellent experience and I would highly recommend it, plus you get to keep your own painting to take home.
Written 16 February 2020
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Georgina Tsorvas
Adelaide, Australia18 contributions
Authentic, Cultural Experience!
Oct. 2019
This is an excellent experience whilst you are visiting Uluru. The workshop is located in Yulara town centre and you learn how to create your own artwork from a well-known Indigenous artist. We had Betty who showed us what all the art symbols mean, this was translated to us by a Maruku Arts translator. Excellent experience and would highly recommend! Plus you get to keep your painting to take home.
Written 6 November 2019
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Paul C
Melbourne, Australia221 contributions
Beautiful artwork
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We visited yesterday and purchased a stunning Piti. The artwork is lovely with all profits going to the artists. The staff are very helpful and friendly and provide every purchaser with a detailed description of what they are buying. Our purchase came with a certificate of authenticity.
Written 9 August 2019
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