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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

The short long way round

You’re in the middle of the desert, standing on the edge of an ancient salt lake, a custodian of the land standing by your side, you take a deep breath of warm desert air and BUZZZ two flies shoot up your nostrils one on each side. Just like that, serenity is brutally interrupted.  The old

What day is it?

The days are all blending into one. Who can tell what day of the week it is anymore, and does it really matter? A lot has happened over that last few weeks, let me fill you in. Maruku has unfortunately lost more staff with the closing of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (which has just been

Maruku Arts slow shut down

What do we do now? How long will this last? Are our old people going to make it through this? These are the questions I have been asking myself over the last few days. Everyday there is a new announcement. Don’t go here, shut down this and don’t even think about crossing a border. Two