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Maruku Arts

Open today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Therapeutic Indigenous dot painting workshop!

I attended the workshop run by Maruku and it was fantastic. Learnt Indigenous arts and symbols... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile

I was dreading doing the dot painting workshops as I had no idea what to do. That didn't last for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gympie, 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...more
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Yulara | Cultural Centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I attended the workshop run by Maruku and it was fantastic. Learnt Indigenous arts and symbols, stories, meanings, and we were given about 30 mins to paint our own artwork. I enjoyed the workshop immensely and it's a great way to connect and learn about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cobymelb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was dreading doing the dot painting workshops as I had no idea what to do. That didn't last for long. With some help and as soon as I got my idea it was a wonderful experience. Our whole group did some great dot paintings.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sega58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's lovely to see all of the authentic aboriginal art on display and being sold, particularly after seeing the poverty of some aboriginals in Alice Springs. Just be aware that all authentic aboriginal art is not cheap, but certainly worth the spend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 873AmyB873
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Maruku Arts. It is wonderful to watch these aboriginal artists at work. After studying the legend to the very traditional symbols the artists use to tell their stories with acrylic paints, their work comes alive to us. We were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Maruku Art has a comprehensive selection of indigenous art from central Australia. Maruku provides certificates of provenance for all major artworks. The staff are knowledgeable and passionate about the artists and their works. Two local women artists 'in residence' a demonstration of their craft. Talking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikel268
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Totally awesome afternoon dot painting experience (with my extended family of 3) and bought Sissy Cooley's dot painting of sand dunes :)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dr Stephen D
Reviewed 15 July 2018

nice selection of locally made baskets, and beautiful clap sticks - ask for your size in the t-shirts, as they have more out the back.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

My uncle and I wandered in here at my insistence... not that he needed much pushing. :) I loved seeing the artwork on display here and it's quite different to the other artwork store in the centre. They have beautiful woodwork as well as dot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend taking time out with your children to learn from more about the language and culture of the Anangu people. We are so much richer for the experience, thank you!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank boldlollipop
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I spent a very fulfilling and inspirational morning in the beautiful village green of Yulara learning about the meaning of Aboriginal art symbols and the tools used for hunter gathering from an Aboriginal Artist. I truly enjoyed creating my own dot painting and I will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Carole S
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