KIMBERLEY ROCK ART

Kimberley Rock Art Kimberley Rock Art is not a single art style or the result of continuous unchanging culture. It is a far more fascinating sequence of artistic expressions left by Australian Aboriginal people over the last 30,000 – 40,000 years. The best-known...

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. Central Australia is where aboriginal dot art originated. Comprehending aboriginal art meaning is not easy. It may...

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 painting 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.  A Wandjina figure is a shape-changing anthropomorphic being. The main creation Spirit, associated with rain and seasonal regeneration. The...

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...

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri was the first recognized star of the Western Desert art movement. He is one of Australia’s most distinguished and best-selling painters of the late twentieth century. Clifford developed his own unique style...