Aboriginal people traditionally used the materials
available to them to depict the Dreaming and their world. As a result there
is and was a wide range of traditional Aboriginal art forms.
Aboriginal Art has essentially been of a spiritual and symbolic, cultural
The paintings Aboriginal Artists create today no-matter what the medium
still depict the Dreaming and their relationship with the land, rituals,
traditions and laws.
Passing on the knowledge and inspiring self-consciousness of a proud culture
to young Indigenous Australians is a good reason for painting.