Ayers Rock Resort

Art & Galleries - Ayers Rock Resort

Mulgara Gallery

Mulgara Gallery opens a window into the unique world of Australian and Indigenous arts and crafts. Located in the foyer of Sails in the Desert, Mulgara Gallery offers a superb selection of original hand-crafted glassware, pottery, textiles, metal and leatherwork. The gallery showcases a range of Central Australian Indigenous art representing the many different regional styles.
Open daily 8.30am to 5.00pm

Mingkiri Arts

Located at Desert Gardens Hotel, Mingkiri Arts offers an extensive selection of Australian hand crafted glassware, jewellery, pottery, zebra rock and Central Australian Indigenous artworks. A further selection of Indigenous artwork can be found at Arnguli restaurant's revolving art exhibition space.
Open daily 9.00am to 5.00pm

Desert Oak Studio

Located at Emu Walk Apartments, this studio exhibits the works of our Artist in Residence. Watch the artist at work and purchase one of the artworks as a unique souvenir.
Open daily 9.00am to 5.00pm

Craftworks

Located in the Town Square, Craftworks offers carefully selected local and Australian craft pieces.
Open daily 9.00am to 5.00pm

Indigenous Art Markets

Marvel at the beauty of locally made art, watch as world-acclaimed Mutitjulu artists' dot paintings and artworks come to life. Support local Indigenous artists and purchase a unique piece to take home and share with friends and family. Markets are held daily* and are located at the Town Square lawn area.
Open daily 10.00am to 4pm
Subject to weather conditions.
*Markets operate Mon-Fri late January to end of February.

Artist in Residence

The Resort's highly successful 'Artist in Residence' program selects Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists and craftspeople to take up residence for a month at a time to create art pieces in situ, exhibit and sell their work. The program showcases a diverse range of mediums and creative responses to the unique location of the Red Centre and provides a special opportunity to meet and watch these talented artists at work.
Locations:
Desert Oak Studio, Emu Walk Apartments
Mingkiri Arts, Desert Gardens Hotel


Did you know? Anangu Art

Anangu paintings are created for religious and ceremonial expression and for teaching and storytelling. Several rock shelters at the base of Uluru provide visitors with the opportunity to observe evidence of this ancient tradition. The paintings are of considerable historic and cultural significance to Anangu, who continue to ensure their preservation and protection.

Symbols
The symbols and figures in the caves at Uluru are similar to those found at many sites throughout Central Australia. These include geometric symbols such as concentric circles, figures representing animal tracks, and the outlines of animals. Artists can use these symbols to represent different meanings.

The concentric circles symbol is a good example of how artists often use the same symbol to represent many things. In some paintings, concentric circles may mean a waterhole or a camping place. In others, the same symbol may indicate a tjala (honey ant) nest, or ili (native fig). The symbol usually represents a site that is a part of an intricate story being recorded and told by the artist. The true meanings of the rock paintings at Uluru rest with the artists and their descendants.

Colours
Anangu make paints from natural mineral substances mixed with water and sometimes with animal fat. They most commonly use red, yellow, orange, white, grey and black pigments. Red, yellow and orange pigments are iron-stained clays called ochres. Calcite and ash are used to make white pigment and calcite and charcoal are used to make black pigment. Calcite is a chalky mineral which occurs naturally in calcrete deposits common in this area.

To learn more about Anangu art visit the Art Markets in the Resort Town Square or visit the Cultural Centre at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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