Dot Painting Experience
Yulara, Central Australia, Northern Territory.
What to expect
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.
The workshop does not enable you to do dot painting on a professional level, but is an experience to understand Aboriginal paintings and culture better.
Our dot painting workshop runs for an hour and a half guided by a local Anangu artist and interpreter. You will learn about ancient symbols used in Anangu art and teachings.
You will be taught some introductory Pitjantjatjara words, the local language spoken by Anangu.
Through an introduction to Anangu tools, you will get a sense of traditional and contemporary life.
You will get to create, keep and share your own story, applying your new knowledge.
What is included
This is a 90 minute experience that runs twice daily throughout the year.
April - September 11:30am and 2:00pm
October - March 10:30am and 1:30pm
Please note we require a minimum of 5 people to book for the workshop to go ahead.
To check availability and current pricing click the Book Now button.
Please note children must be accompanied by one paying adult.
Yulara town square near Kulata Café – outdoors, under a shelter.
What to bring
- Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We use acrylic paints that can be really tough to come out if any accidents occur.
- A water bottle to keep you hydrated.
- A hat and sunscreen.
- In the cooler months, rug up for the outdoor occasion.
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
For more than 30 years Maruku has been owned and operated by Anangu Aboriginal people from the Western and Central Deserts of Australia, as a not-for-profit art and craft corporation. Our name, Maruku, literally means “belonging to black”.
900 Anangu artists make up the collective that is Maruku. Our purpose is to keep culture strong and alive, for future generations of artists and make culture accessible in an authentic way to those that seek a more in-depth understanding.