Home' micenet eMag : micenet August September 2015 Contents dawn on a Desert Awakenings guided tour.
Guests can watch the amazing
transformation of colours and life as the
desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as
New art museum
For lovers of Indigenous art, the new Wintjiri
Arts & Museum which recently opened at
Ayers Rock Resort should be a welcome
addition to the property.
The museum is dedicated entirely to
showcasing and supporting local Indigenous
art. Wintjiri, meaning ‘a view to the horizon’ in Pitjantjatjara (one of the languages spoken by
local Anangu), is aptly named with the new Wintjiri Arts & Museum space boasting unobstructed
views of Uluru.
Voyages CEO Andrew Williams said, “The museum concept originated from a desire to create
a space dedicated entirely to showcasing and supporting local Indigenous art, whilst further
enhancing the guest experience and understanding of local Anangu culture.”
The museum now houses the resort’s successful artist in residence program where artists
from the central desert region create art-in-situ, allowing them to interact with guests, as well as
exhibit and sell their works.
Indigenous Land Corporation Chairperson Dr Dawn Casey, who opened the museum, said,
“The new Wintjiri Arts & Museum provides a great platform to showcase the unique works of local
artists from the Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra lands. We want this new space to be an inviting
and comfortable place for local artists from these communities to exhibit and sell their work.”
To learn more about meetings and events in Australia’s Red Centre visit www.ayersrockresort.com.au.
Access to free and unbiased
expert advice about the NT
enables you to create a
dynamic and unconventional
Our bureau team
on NT destinations,
venues, and travel.
We can introduce you to
hundreds of suppliers,
which will help you to tailor
your event and enhance
your delegates’ experience.
include meeting venues,
visual companies, caterers,
graphic designers, artists
and tour operators.
Innovation is our priority.
Our creative suggestions will
inspire new ways of thinking and
doing business for your delegates.
Access to ingenuity lifts ROI
– what delegates learn in the NT is
completely unique. This education
delivers value to business for a
Access to unique knowledge from
world leaders in the NT’s primary
industries, including rural, Indigenous
and tropical health, renewable
energy, mining, oil and mineral
Connecting you to the unique
perspectives of locals, speakers,
hosts, fellow delegates,
government ministers and high
profile industry professionals.
TEL: 1800 656 209
ost recently Ayers Rock
Resort, in partnership with
the Centre of Excellence for
(CAASTRO), hosted the second Uluru
Astronomy Weekend, held in mid-August.
Throughout the weekend popular scientific
personality Dr Karl Kruszelnicki lead guests
on a celebration of the vast outback night sky
from arguably the best vantage point in the
world – Australia’s Red Centre.
Designed for astronomy enthusiasts of all
ages, the weekend included an exciting
program of free engaging discussions on
astro-statistics and the structure of the
cosmos, astro photography, hands on
introductory astronomy activities for families,
a satellite marketplace and much more.
For groups, Ayers Rock Resort offers
stargazing options, including its hugely
popular Sounds of Silence dinner where the
resident “star talker” decodes the southern
night sky for visitors.
Other star-gazing options are available for
For the early risers, small groups can
experience the tranquility of the region before
“THE MUSEUM CONCEPT
ORIGINATED FROM A DESIRE TO
CREATE A SPACE DEDICATED
ENTIRELY TO SHOWCASING AND
SUPPORTING LOCAL INDIGENOUS
ART, WHILST FURTHER
ENHANCING THE GUEST
UNDERSTANDING OF LOCAL
Ayers Rock Resort is continuing to create greater engagement with its
guests, developing one-off events and smart new attractions.
72 | micenet
Links Archive micenet June July 2015 micenet October November 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page