Australian Indigenous art has been and continues to be well represented in the Australian art scene. Artists such as Minnie Pwerle, Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula and Eubena Nampitjin have been some of the successful artists to date. The artists drawing on their knowledge of the culture, the landscape and the Dreamtime stories passed down through the generations.
There are several types of aboriginal art, and methods of making art, including rock painting, dot painting, rock engravings, bark painting, carvings, sculptures, and weaving and string art. A variety of colours are used, except for red, which symbolises blood and is only used in other types of painting.
On now until Monday 18 February, indigenous art enthusiasts are delighting in the “Indigenous Collection” on show at Cooks Hill Galleries. VIP viewing for CHG clients is available (please phone or text Ashley on 0409 849 436 to arrange), or drop into the gallery to be blown away by the pieces on display. Visit www.cookshillgalleries.com.au