Join our fun and organic dot painting workshop that runs twice daily. You will be taught by a local Anangu artist (and an assisting interpreter). You’ll learn about traditional art, symbols, tools and more! Get inspired by the ancient ways of the desert and create your very own work of art to treasure.
“Tjungu nyinara, nyakula, kulira palyantjaku. Alatji nintiringkuku. Alatji kurunypa winki mula-mularingkupai.”
"We will sit down to look, listen and do something together. This is the way you will learn. This is the way you will realise something in your soul and your whole being."
Rene Kulitja, May 2014. Translated by Kathy Tozer.
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 course does not enable you to do dotpainting 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 (Pitjantjatjara is a 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.
Yulara town square near Kulata Café (map) – outdoors, under a shelter.
What to bring?
- Don’t wear your best clothes – 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 will never go astray out in the desert!
- In the cooler months, rug up for the outdoor occasion.
When does the dot painting workshop run?
We have daily dot-painting workshops running in the morning and in the afternoon.
April–September: 11:30am–1:00pm and 2:00pm–3:30pm.
October–March: 10:30am–12:00pm and 1:30pm–3:00pm.
What is the cost?
$72 for adults and $36 for children.
$198 for families (2 adults and 2 children)
Please note we do require a minimum of 5 people to book for the workshop to go ahead as we are a not-for-profit organisation. Thank you for your understanding.
Child rate applies for ages between 5 and 15 years.