Artists in Residence Program
Ayers Rock Resort has been responsible for the management and coordination of a hugely successful 'Artist in Residence' program in Mulgara Gallery at Sails in the Desert Hotel, as well as the sale of authentic Aboriginal artwork through Mulgara Gallery and Craftworks retail outlets throughout Ayers Rock Resort.
Every month, Mulgara Gallery has an 'Artist & Craftsperson in Residence' program, with high-profile Indigenous artists exhibiting and selling their work. Artists have included Maureen Nampitjinpa Hudson, Julie-Anne Nungarrayi Turner and the Maruku Arts team of artists from the local Mutitjulu Community. This program provides a unique opportunity to meet and watch these talented artists at work.
Authentic Aboriginal art is purchased from a variety of suppliers including Mbantua, Alice Springs, Better World Arts, South Australia, and Waringari Arts, in Western Australia, and sold to guests ensuring strong and consistent economic benefits to Aboriginal communities in Central Australia and the Top End.
The Gallery also showcases an extensive range of Central Australian indigenous art representing different regional styles, including Central Desert dot painting from Papunya and Mt Allen, colourful body art from Utopia and artefacts such as Didgeridoos and other tribal instruments.