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Artists from the Central Desert

Featured in Thomas Mayor's new book, Finding the Heart of the Nation.

Maruku Artists: Sarah Dalby | Beryl DeRose | Lucinda James | Francine Kulitja | Rene Kulitja | Selina Kulitja | Pantjiti McKenzie | Kathryn Queama | Freda Teamay | Judy Trigger

Featuring Indigenous emerging artists and well-known artist Rene Kulitja, Director of Maruku Arts.

Rene was involved as a senior Anangu representative in the 2017 National Constitutional Convention held at Uluru. Following this summit she directed the painting of the Statement from the Heart in canvas form. This painting was able to bind the discussions that took place with the written statement in a tangible way.

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Anangu are the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra traditional owners from the Western and Central Deserts of Australia – also known as the NYP and APY Lands.

Maruku Arts is one of the oldest independent not-for-profit arts organisations in the region, with 35 years experience serving communities in Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia.

The organisation was established around the idea that traditional methodologies together with contemporary art forms, can be supported and promoted by their own people from their own homelands. The vision asserts a powerful connection to country.

Based at Mutitjulu, in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Maruku represents up to 800 artists across 22 communities in the region.

“I can feel the presence of the Seven Sisters, here, in this gallery,” said Rene Kulitja at the opening of this exhibition, acknowledging the power in these paintings on exhibition.



Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm

Friday 8 November to Sunday 24 November 2019



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