Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has opened the Gallery of Central Australia at Ayers Rock Resort, complementing the diverse range of Indigenous cultural experiences currently available to guests.
More than 80 artworks supporting existing and emerging artists exclusively from the Central Australia region are displayed in the gallery, along with specially curated items like punu (traditional Aangu wood carvings) and pieces designed and handmade by local communities.
“We are really delighted by the number of Australians wanting to travel to Uluu and learn more about the beauty, diversity and wisdom of Indigenous culture, so the opening of this new gallery comes at a perfect time,” commented Matthew Cameron-Smith, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.
“It was also critically important for us to provide an opportunity for up-and-coming regional artists, many of whom live in remote areas rarely visited by travellers, to have a place to showcase their work and be remunerated fairly and in line with industry standards to ensure an ethical supply chain.”
To date, more than 500 consignments have been purchased at the gallery, resulting in remarkable returns for the local artists. The gallery has a strong and exciting lineup of artworks from painters throughout the vast Central Australia region, which encompasses parts of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.
GoCA is located adjacent to Desert Gardens Hotel and is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
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Lead image: Desert art at Maruku Arts © Tourism NT/Felix Baker