About Australian Aboriginal Art & Culture

Over the millennia, Aboriginal art has taken many forms: cave or rock paintings, body paint used in ceremonies and artwork on ceremonial artifacts or day to day implements, bark paintings, ochre paintings, paintings on canvas, linen or board, weavings, wood carvings and sculpture, in later years, watercolours after the European style, acrylic paintings on board, canvas or linen, and lastly, naïve art, and what is loosely covered by the term contemporary political art.

The Australian Aboriginal Art movement may be the only one in the world where works created in a relatively recent period of time could comfortably sit in either a museum due to their anthropological and historical significance, or an art gallery because of their outstanding artistic merit.

Aboriginal Art Information