Dot-painting workshop

Sharing stories and passing on traditional methods of painting plays an important role in the sustainability of Aboriginal Culture – the world’s’ oldest living culture.

We invite you to join Maruku’s local Anangu artists for a fun introduction to the unique desert art form, dot painting, in a 1.5 hour format.

Learn about the symbols and painting styles used to create beautiful works of art depicting the Creation time (Tjukurpa) stories. Bring a touch of something unexpected, colourful and a personal connection to the experience, while celebrating and combining stories of people and places. Be inspired to create your own painting which you will take home as a memento of your experience. An absorbing and fulfilling time for all ages and gender.

Specifications

Duration: 1.5h

Three-part tour including a presentation by an Anangu artist in language teaching the ancient symbols and storytelling through sand drawings with an interpreter, painting your own A5 canvas and group story-sharing with the artist.