Totem Painting


Ininti Beads
Totem Carvings

Aboriginal Australians, The First Australian’s, have occupied this continent for at least 40,000 years. They came originally from South East Asia, entering the continent from the North. Prior to European settlement / invasion, it is estimated that there were over 200 different languages spoken. Aboriginal oral tradition meant that information was passed on from generation to generation through storytelling, song, dance and visual art.

Aboriginal art is the oldest continuous living artistic tradition in the world, with paintings in rock shelters dating back 20,000 years and rock engravings dating back possibly as far as 40,000 years. There are many different styles of Aboriginal art, which vary from region to region. In this learn section we will endeavour to provide you with relevant information relating to Aboriginal art and culture.