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We are proud to present the works of our 2020 Telstra Finalists Cynthia Burke and Dallas Smythe. Two outstanding Maruku carvers. Both artists live and work in Warakurna, WA as painters, weavers and incredible carvers. Cynthia Burke is Maruku’s youngest director. Both women learned traditional carving and burning from their families and both developed it further into their own unique style using contemporary form or materials.

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TELSTRA 2020 – Our finalists: Cynthia Burke & Dallas Smythe

We are proud to present the works of our 2020 Telstra Finalists Cynthia Burke and Dallas Smythe. Two outstanding Maruku carvers. Both artists live and work in Warakurna, WA as painters, weavers and incredible carvers. Cynthia Burke is Maruku’s youngest director. Both women learned traditional carving and burning from their families and both developed it further into their own unique style using contemporary form or materials.

DAAF 2020 – Maruku at Darwin Art Fair Online

Tomorrow we launch for the first time our DAAF market stall online. The market will go officially online at 10 am. This is a new experience for Maruku staff and artists. We are excited about the opportunity to show our beautiful carvings on an international platform. Who can’t wait can already register for the early

More Blankets went to W.A.

Cynthia Burke picking up blankets from the W.A. border for Warburton artist Thank you to all the people who support Maruku and Maruku Artist!

New exhibition PUNU – Living Wood

26 JUN – 25 JUL SALON ART PROJECTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH MARUKU ARTS PRESENTS PUNU Living Wood SALON Art Projects and Maruku Arts present Punu – Living Wood, an exhibition of carved wooden objects by multidisciplinary artists from remote communities spanning the Western and Central Desert regions. The exhibition includes hand carved kali (boomerangs), wana

Maruku Arts says THANK YOU!

We are humbled and grateful for all the wonderful people that were willing to help. To see all the generous donations in these difficult times is very heart warming and gives us a glimps of hope. We have nearly reached our goal – but still – every Dollar helps. We were already able to provide

more fundraiser money makes it’s way into communities

As a consequence of the awe-inspiring response to our fundraising campaign, ( click here to get to page) we are able to get on the road with much needed supplies: After providing a first round of blankets to the Mutitjulu artists, Maruku staff today are in Docker River droping off blankets and painting materials and

Revealed open to the public

We are thrilled to announced that Fremantle Arts Centre will be reopening to the public as of this Monday 15 June. The Arts Centre team has worked hard the past few days to get the galleries and site ready, and audiences will finally be able to see all the brilliant works in Revealed, in real

Cleanup day

You might call this garbage… and indeed it is. Last Tuesday was Community Cleanup day when all Community organisations stopped work for at least half a day to pick up the extraordinary amount of wind blown rubbish lying around Mutitjulu – of shame job proportions. Unfortunately Maruku was busy trying to survive so we only

Fundraiser – Help Anangu Culture to survive!

Help Maruku! We need Anangu to stay safe and we need the organisation to survive!!! Imagine the demise of an Indigenous-run artists’ collective based at Uluru, successfully representing some 700 artists and craftspersons in a region bigger than Sweden. Imagine the end of an organisation with a focus on punu-making (traditional wood carving) which has

Revealed 2020

Presented by Fremantle Art Centre, Revealed showcases the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from across Western Australia through the annual Revealed exhibition. Maruku is thrilled to show this year women tools from young artists from the Western desert region. Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the show is this year only digital. However works are available