MImili Maku Arts is an Anangu owned and directed community Arts Centre in the remote community of Mimili in the APY Lands of SA in the central desert region.
Big, bold, dramatic and wild is a good way to describe the works being produced by Mimili Maku Arts. Traditional imagery, symbols and narrative combined with strong abstract variations painted on canvases saturated with colour result in complex depictions of country and stories.
The community of Mimili is located within the red granite boulders of the Everard Ranges nearly 500 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs. The art centre takes its name from the maku or witchetty found in the roots of the witchetty bush (acacia kempeana). The Maku Tjukurpa (witchetty grub songline) is a significant songline for this area and features strongly in many of the art works.