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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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great t-shirts and screen printed bags

nice selection of locally made baskets, and beautiful clap sticks - ask for your size in the... read more

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Sue M
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Alice Springs, Australia
There's a story to tell... but you need to listen with your heart

My uncle and I wandered in here at my insistence... not that he needed much pushing. :) I loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crystalline4u
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Traralgon, 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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“dot painting” (21 reviews)
“on display” (3 reviews)
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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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+61 8 8956 2558
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Crystalline4u
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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!

Thank Brooke D
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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

Thank Carole S
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We attended the dot painting class here and thought it was fantastic! We learned so much about dot painting and indigenous culture. It was fun and informative - the best combination!

Thank jadec411
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

A excellent morning at Yulara resort, learning about Aboriginal art from an Aboriginal Artist, and then getting to create our own small piece. Really informative and fun activity.

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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
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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

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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
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