Aboriginal Art 101

The Essential Introduction to Aboriginal Australian Art

There’s a lot of misinformation about Aboriginal Australian art. That’s why we made this reliable guide in collaboration with Aboriginal curator Nici Cumpston (Barkandji) and Aboriginal scholar Jilda Andrews  (Yuwaalaraay).

Aboriginal Australian art is the oldest continuous art tradition on the planet. It has emerged as one of the world’s most important contemporary art movements. Aboriginal artists express the power and beauty of their culture worldwide, sharing their enduring connection to ancestral lands and the continuity of their identities and beliefs.
The ability to speak across cultural borders, without forsaking any of its distinctive identity, makes Aboriginal Australian art some of the most innovative contemporary art being created today.