aboriginal art collection aims to promote and support Australian Indigenous artists to enable non-Indigenous people to embrace this rich culture and to engender increased knowledge of and respect for Australia’s unique heritage.
aboriginal art collection offers works from both emerging and established Aboriginal artists, illustrating the diverse range of indigenous art in Australia.
Each Aboriginal painting depicts an individual interpretation of events from the artist’s Dreaming (tjukurrpa or jukurrpa). Paintings from the Central and Western Desert communities represent stories from one of many cycles that concern travelling, mythical ancestral beings and the country that is laced by their path. The value of the Dreaming emanates from the conception that the world as it now exists is a result of these beings. Persons, customs, geographical features are all believed to have originated in the Dreaming.