Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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The Cultural Centre is a free-form structure built from locally made mud bricks.

It was opened in 1995 to mark the tenth anniversary of Uluru-Kata Tjuta being handed back to its Aboriginal traditional owners.

“This building is for all of us. Our beautiful Cultural Centre has Kuniya, the woma python woman, built within its shape. Her body is made of mud and the roof is her spine.”

— Traditional owner

The centre’s award-winning design was a collaborative effort between Anangu, park staff and the architects.

The buildings represent the two ancestral snakes that battled at Mutitjulu Waterhole and helped create Uluru: Kuniya, the woma python woman, and Liru, the poisonous brown snake man.

Artists from Mutitjulu community worked on the paintings, ceramics, glass, wood and audiovisual displays.

Stylised map of the Cultural Centre Map of the Cultural Centre