Indigenous art movements and cooperatives in central Australia


The Indigenous art movement in Australia has been growing for decades, but it’s just recently begun to gain the recognition it deserves. There are several important reasons for this, including the fact that many Indigenous people are still underrepresented in the arts, as well as the fact that many artists and curators have been unable to access traditional materials or venues for exhibiting their work.

But one of the biggest reasons for this lack of recognition is because many people don’t know about it. That’s why we’re proud to be able to offer a new way for people all over the world to learn more about this exciting movement through our online platform. We hope that you’ll take some time out of your busy schedule to explore our website!

Maruku has operated as a not-for-profit art and craft corporation owned and operated by Anangu for over 30 years. The collective is made up of about 900 Aboriginal artists from over 20 remote Aboriginal communities spread throughout the Central and Western Deserts.