Maruku Arts - Malye Teamay
Large art card, 128 x 155mm, blank inside and comes with a white envelope.
The art -
Maruku Arts is owned and operated by Anangu (Aboriginal people from the Western Desert and Central Desert regions of Australia). The name Maruku literally means "belonging to black" and it has operated for over 30 years as a non-for-profit art and craft corporation. Approximately 900 Anangu artists make up the collective that is Maruku. Its purpose is to keep culture strong and alive, for future generations of artists and make culture accessible in an authentic way to those seeking a more in-depth understanding. It also provides an important form of income to artists living in remote communities across Anangu lands.
The painting shown on this card is by Malye Teamay born at Tjulu (Curtin Springs), east of Uluru in 1947. He lives with his family in Mutitjulu. As a painter he expresses both the Laws of his country and issues of contemporary history. He is an advocate for the landrights and an inaugural member of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Joint Management, he is regularly called on as a senior traditional consultant, liaison officer and spokesperson for Mutitjulu and the National Park. His painting is on the National Park entrance ticket and his works can be seen throughout the Cultural Centre, in National Park publications and national Art Galleries.