Songlines: Aboriginal Art and Storytelling
For more than 50,000 years, stories have been told through art. Take a tour through Aboriginal art galleries and meet artists from across the Northern Territory
An exhibition at the NGV celebrates the origins of Western Desert Art
Top End artist, Banduk Marika, explains the tiresome process behind creating an authentic Aboriginal artwork.
Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Ferguson working on a dot painting of the platypus. Bronwyn has been painting Aboriginal art for a number of years since discovering her Aboriginal heritage later in life. Born in Geelong, Victoria, and adopted out as a baby, Bronwyn, whose birth name was Karen Kerr, is seeking her 'mob' through the Link Up organization.
How to teach dot painting to kids is a great way to introduce Aboriginal culture into your school curriculum. I have taught this technique from prep year through to year 6, and the children have always enjoyed this activity
David Wroth, Director of Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery, provides a perspective on the use of symbols in Aboriginal art, and introduces Indigenous Australian artists talking about how they use symbols in their own work.