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Maruku Arts in Desert Mob 2020

Today Desert Mob 2020 opened and Maruku artist Kathryn Queama and Maruku artist and director Selina Kulitja visited the exhibition. Maruku Arts presents seven works: Cynthia Burke’s unique Minyma Kapitjara (woman with water) – a moving abstract female sculpture, Dallas Smythe’s beautiful walka boards The Rirra, a smaller version of the work in the Telstra show

Desert Mob 2020

Araluen Arts Centre and Desart present Desert Mob 2020 Araluen Arts Centre Mparntwe 11 September – 25 October Maruku Arts presents works from: Patrick Allen, Nevio Tjami, Lincoln Douglas, Cynthia Burke, Dallas Smythe, Kathryn Queama, Brett Jennings, Eunice Porter, Billy & Lulu Cooley Free ticketed exhibition viewing From 1pm,  Friday 11 September To maintain Covid-19

Desert Mob is going digital!

Desert Mob is going digital! Join our celebration of contemporary Aboriginal Art and share in the culture and stories from across Central Australia. We are excited to share our art and stories with art lovers everywhere! Maruku showcases contemporary paintings, sculptures and intallations. EXHIBITION 11 September – 25 October Featuring hundreds of new works by

DAAF extended until Sunday

The Darwin Art Fair 2020 has had many visitors and art centres were able to sell their beautiful works online. To give more people a chance to visit our stalls and spread the word, the DAAF team and the art centres have decided to extend the Fair until Sunday. Use your last chance this weekend

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