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Maruku Arts

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great to be able to watch the artists at work

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Maruku Arts. It is wonderful to watch these aboriginal artists... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
An excellent selection of central Australian art

Maruku Art has a comprehensive selection of indigenous art from central Australia. Maruku provides... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Mike L
Long Beach, 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
+61 8 8956 2558
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed August 20, 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

Thank Mike L
Reviewed July 31, 2018

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

Thank Dr Stephen D
Reviewed July 15, 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.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed July 7, 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

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Reviewed April 21, 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
Reviewed April 3, 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
Reviewed March 25, 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
Reviewed January 17, 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
Reviewed November 19, 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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