Aboriginal Art – An Inspiration

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Tingarri Dreaming at Wanaritjarra by Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula

As I stated in a previous post, Melbourne Walking Art Tour, I visited Australia in 2006 and 2012. I was inspired by the art in a way that has stayed with me. The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, part of the National Gallery of Victoria, was a highlight as I spent a whole day there. The Aboriginal art is amazing with deep earthy colors and fascinating textures.

The stories or “dreamings” behind the painting are even more interesting. The Dreamtime is the Aboriginal understanding and myths of the beginning of time and creation. I took tons of pictures of the paintings and the placards that went with them. I’ve picked a dozen of them and included the name of the work and the artist.

9 thoughts on “Aboriginal Art – An Inspiration

  1. Next time you visit Australia, add a side trip to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. It has the largest collection of Aboriginal art in the world. Just recently the gallery has started to let us photograph inside. I should do a post on the works.

    1. I would love to visit Australia again, but I don’t know if or when we’ll get back there. I would also love to see a post on the museum in Canberra! Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂

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