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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Maruku Arts

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful artwork

We visited yesterday and purchased a stunning Piti. The artwork is lovely with all profits going to... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2019
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Dot Painting Workshop

Hubby and I did this with Millie and translator Matt. Very special to hear about ancient stories... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2019
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Yulara | Cultural Centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
+61 8 8956 2558
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

Hubby and I did this with Millie and translator Matt. Very special to hear about ancient stories drawn in the sand. Learned about and held hunting and gathering implements. Made our own dot painting canvas to take home. Later we put all our canvasses together...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

We had a wonderful experience at the dot painting workshop! My mum and I completed the workshop on the 2nd of July with Sarah as our artist and Sarah as our facilitator. Both women were wonderful and it was great to be able to spend...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

After a brief discussion about the meanings of certain symbols from local Aboriginal artist Alice, translated for us by one of the Maruku Arts employees, we set to creating our masterpieces. There were four of us, two adults and two children (ages 8 and 9)....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank warac757
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

We were a group of six who did the dot painting workshop with Valerie. She first taught us about all the symbols used and then we created our own story. A great experience for all ages. Do it early in your visit and you will...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ree_Views1
Reviewed April 10, 2019

Had an amazing time watching the artists whilst they work. They produce incredible pieces of art work of all sizes and prices for all. Some of the artists also come to the resort to run their dot painting workshops. I absolutely loved this experience and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

My family and I were in Uluru for two days and did a painting workshop with Millie. The kids enjoyed the stories she told and learning about the corresponding symbols which they then used in their own paintings. This was one of my favorite experiences...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Harry S
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Bought a number of paintings from actual artists who had created them while we were there. Really beautiful and the artists get paid a large share. Quite the cooperative.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank P622SBmichaelf
Reviewed March 4, 2019

We were delighted with the selection of aboriginal art. The paintings were all sizes and prices. This was the best selection we saw anywhere. It was hard to make a decision as there were so many beautiful paintings. Very helpful staff. This should not be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sheilasbb45
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Ever wondered what dot paintings were all about? We were given a lesson on how to interpret some of the symbols used by one of the local artists drawing them in the red sand. She also showed us the tools used in everyday life -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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