Australia :: Indigenous Art :: Post 2
The Artworks I have shown here have been created by the wonderful Indigenous Artists of Australia These items artworks are available for sale and are not culturally sensitive.
I have given links to allowed culturally sensitive artwork at the bottom of the post.
Many indigenous Australians are respected Artists in the Art world and you can find their artworks in most museums across the globe.
Sadly, the art is one of the few avenues where indigenous Australians gain recognition and respect in modern Australia.
Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in the world and had lived harmoniously with the Australian land before colonisation for 50,000 years.
As a country, we have a very sad and disgraceful past, beginning with British colonisation and progressing to the white australia policy, we were typical of the British invasion that was taking over the globe at the time.
There was nothing nice about it and many post-colonial Australians would dearly welcome a better recognition and compensation of our past crimes for our indigenous community.
I dont want to open the nasty can of worms here but if you are interested in exploring the plight of the Aboriginal people you can find out more here.
What I want to do with this post is to share with you the awe-inspiring and incredible creativity that exists within the complex network of Aboriginal culture. This creative expression embraces many platforms dance, music, language, art, design, textiles, jewellery, knowledge, skills and technology.
I have only skimmed the surface here but I hope that you will explore the links I have provided at your leisure to truly enjoy the Indigenous Australian cultural and artistic heritage.
You can find Indigenous Art :: Australia Post 1 here.