Aboriginal painting workshop for European media
10 March 2021
Almost 40 media representatives from Germany, Italy and France enjoyed a creative start to their morning last month. During a virtual dot painting workshop with Discover Aboriginal Experiences member Maruku Arts participants learnt about the meaning of ancient stories and art in the Anangu culture and used this knowledge to paint their own stories using material and a symbols reference guide. Through a live stream, they followed local Anangu artist, Joanne Cooley, creating her artwork in the stunning setting of Uluru-Kata Tjuta. An overview of Indigenous tours and experiences across Australia was provided. The feedback from media was overwhelmingly positive and resulted in coverage about the workshop and Australia’s Indigenous culture.