Aboriginal Art meaning

Aboriginal Art meaning Aboriginal art meaning varies from area to area. This article looks at the meaning of Aboriginal art from North Central Australia where aboriginal dot art originated. Comprehending aboriginal art meaning is not easy and may take some time to get...

Queenie McKenzie

Queenie McKenzie Queenie McKenzie was the first recognized female artist that painted in east Kimberley style. Their soft pinks and subtle purples often distinguish her works. Queenie did not start painting until late in her life but inspired a generation of younger...

Paddy Jaminji

Paddy Jaminji Paddy Jaminji was the first painters to paint in what is now recognized as the East Kimberley style. He is often overshadowed as an artist by his more famous nephew Rover Thomas. He spent most of his youth on stations as a stockman. In the 1970’s...

Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas Rover Thomas was the seminal figure in establishing the East Kimberley School of Aboriginal painting. His art was completely different from aboriginal dot art painted in other parts of Australia. His art often characterized by areas of ochre color...

Wandjina

Wandjina Wandjina paintings are unique to the Kimberley of Western Australia. They date back between two to four thousand years. Wanjina are shape-changing anthropomorphic beings associated with rain. The Wanjina and their associated mythology, religious practices and...

Aboriginal Dot Art

Aboriginal Dot Art Aboriginal dot art came into the Western worlds mainstream consciousness in the Early 1980s. Dot Art emerged from the Western Desert.  In particular dot art first came from an Aboriginal settlement called Papunya. Today Aboriginal dot art paintings...