2. Bush Food Experience
Speaking of food, make sure you jump on the Bush Food Experience held daily at 1pm in the Arkarni Theatre - located adjacent to the Gallery of Central Australia (GoCA). Put your newly gained plant knowledge to the test as you discover the uses of plants, fruits, grains and spices in traditional cooking methods. Enjoy a demonstration and better still a tasting!
3. Discover Local Indigenous Art
Ayers Rock Resort is a hub for Indigenous art, showcasing the work of local Anangu artists who use art to express messages of identity, belief and knowledge about ancestry and links to country.
Three fascinating art galleries are located at Ayers Rock Resort – Sails in the Desert’s Mulgara Gallery represents the many different regional styles of Indigenous art, Mingkiri Gallery at Town Square features Australian handcrafted glassware, jewellery, pottery, zebra rock and artworks, and the exciting new Gallery of Central Australia (GoCA) which recently opened on the 1 April 2021. It houses over 80 artworks supporting existing and emerging artists exclusively from the Central Australian region. These are displayed in the Gallery along with specially curated items like punu (traditional Anangu wood carving) and pieces designed and hand made by communities across the region.
GoCA also hosts Ayers Rock Resort’s successful Artist in Residence program. The program invites Indigenous artists from Central Australian art centres to take up residence in the gallery to create art pieces in situ, exhibit and sell their work.