About Aboriginal art
Indigenous Australian art is the oldest ongoing form of artistic expression in the world. The earliest forms of Aboriginal art were rock carvings and paintings, body painting and ground designs. There are engravings on cave walls in Arnhem Land dating back at least 40,000 years - quite amazing when the cave art in Dordogne’s Vézère valley in France is roughly 12,000 years old. The ancient rock art and engravings depict figures, birds, animals, mythological creatures and non-figurative designs.
Aboriginal art is based on important ancient stories and symbols centred on the 'Dreamtime' the period in which Indigenous people believe the world was created. The 'Dreamtime' stories are up to and possibly even exceeding 50,000 years old, and have been handed down through the generations virtually unchanged for all those years.
BY ANATJARI TJAMPITJINPA
SOAKAGE - WATER SITE OF NULUNTJA (LUNJUNA)
BY CLIFFORD POSSUM TJAPALTJARRI
By Lorraine Williams 'Long neck turtle'
By Kay, Teresa & Patricia Baker
My thought for the day