Acrylic on Canvas Painting by Rhonda Karpe at Maruku Art Centre
Size: 200mm x 145mm
Artist: Rhonda Karpe
Maruku, literally means “belonging to black”. This is because Maruku is owned and operated by Anangu (Aboriginal people from the Western and Central Deserts of Australia). For over 30 years Maruku has operated as a not-for-profit art and craft corporation.
Approximately 900 Anangu artists make up the collective that is Maruku. Their purpose is to keep culture strong and alive, for future generations of artists and make culture accessible in an authentic way to those that seek a more in-depth understanding. Maruku provides an important form of income to artists living in remote communities across Anangu lands.