DESERT DREAMING: AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART

15 June 2007 - 26 August 2007
William Sandy
Bush Tucker-Tjukurrpa, 1988

The art of the Aboriginal people of Australia is as old as their culture itself. Its roots lie in the ceremonial symbols and the significance of their ritual activities. It would be realised, originally, in spiritually charged locations within the landscape, in the shape of cave or rock art, or sand drawings.

 

The contemporary artistic movement of Aborigine painting has been developing since 1971, derived from a melding of the original tradition with European-style panel painting.

 
On show will be some 40 works by 34 contemporary artists, who live and work in the desert regions of Central Australia. The works of the Australian Aborigines stem from the collection of Donald Kahn and display an extraordinary visual vividness.
 

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