Longitude 131° offers guests the exclusive opportunity to visit the remote community of Ernabella, home to the oldest Indigenous arts centre in Australia. Engage with the residents, learn about each artist’s heritage and explore the rich and colourful culture of Indigenous Australia on a full-day private tour.
Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts has been a creative heart of Indigenous Australia for decades. The normally closed community opens its doors to Longitude 131° guests to meet the talented group of artists and gain insights into the ancient techniques and stories forming the basis of their artworks.
Today, the Ernabella Arts’ group of artists is a mix of young and old, men and women, who continue to evolve the centre from its first incarnation as a craft room, into a culturally strong, contemporary art centre.
The centre produces works in a variety of mediums that often draws worldwide acclaim.
Designed to offer a deeper connection to the outback, the specialist tour delves into the Indigenous symbols used by the artists to depict their Tjukurpa (sacred stories of country and law). Having drawn inspiration from the techniques and practises, each tour member will also have the opportunity to create their own ceramic tile to take home as a souvenir of the day.
An exclusive opportunity to meet a group of talented artists from a normally closed community in South Australia to gain an insight into their ancient techniques and stories. Includes return guided transfer, snacks, meals and refreshments.
Days Operating: On request
Season: Jun - Aug
Duration: Full day
Min Numbers: 2
Max Numbers: 4
This tour departs from Longitude 131°. Complimentary hotel transfers are provided from Ayers Rock Airport to Longitude 131° and scenic helicopter transfers are also available (POA). The round-trip to Ernabella involves a total of 7 hours driving with a picnic morning tea and lunch provided during the drive. To maximise both time and the experience, scenic air transfers are available (POA).