Maru – ku, meaning ‘belonging to black’, brings together photographs, video works, objects and paintings. Anangu artists have fought to represent their culture on their land and to tell their stories and histories. This exhibition explores how over the last 30 years, the Anangu people have built Maruku Arts as a platform for keeping their culture strong and alive for future generations, creating income and sustaining deep connections to their central desert homelands.
Curated by Saha Jones featuring works by Bonnie Connelly, Billy Cooley, Lulu Cooley, Charlie Ford, David Haigh, Narelle Holland, Saha Jones, Rene Kulitja, Francine Kulitja, Niningka Lewis, Pantjiti McKenzie, Nellie Patterson, Kathryn Queama, Debra West, Christine West and Robert Woods.
Image: Nellie Patterson 2018, Old Way New Way Tjukurpa Story (Law), Together you me all of us one circle (detail), acrylic on canvas. Nellie Patterson is a Founding Maruku Member, Senior Law Woman, artist and activist. Photograph with thanks to Maruku Arts.