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Maruku Arts- Tours & Workshops

Details & Facilities

Hours: Mon to Fri 9am–5:30pm, Sat & Sun 9am–5pm

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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.

Description

“Tjungu nyinara, nyakula, kulira palyantjaku. Alatji nintiringkuku. Alatji kurunypa winki mula-mularingkupai.”

"We will sit down to look, listen and do something together. This is the way you will learn. This is the way you will realise something in your soul and your whole being."- Rene Kulitja, May 2014. Translated by Kathy Tozer.

For thousands of years, Anangu have passed down their knowledge generation to generation, to keep the land, their culture and their people strong.

Through our workshops our artists would like to share a part of their culture with you, so you can learn something, create something and show your family.


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations & Refunds – Cancellations 48h prior to commencement will incur a 30% administration fee. Cancellations within 48h of commencement will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Children – Child rates apply to children who are between 5-15 years old inclusive. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Family – family rates apply to 2 adults & 2 children who are between 5-15 years

Itinerary – Maruku reserves the right to alter all of its advertised products if required. This could be as a result of weather unforeseen circumstances and/or cultural reasons. Product durations may vary from advertised times.

Cultural obligations – Please be aware that Maruku Anangu employees are traditional Aboriginal people with strong cultural obligations. In the event of ceremonial duties or unforeseen circumstances Maruku may not be able to provide the specified product as advertised.

Close out dates – Each session needs a minimum of 5 pax to operate. Maruku does not operate on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day each year. Other close out dates will be advised separately.

Photography – As a courtesy to our artists please ask before taking photos.