5 Facts About Aboriginal Art

Here are 5 facts about Aboriginal Art.

  • Aboriginal Art is art created by the indigenous people of Australia.
  • Aboriginal art includes paintings on leaves, wood carvings, rock carvings, sculpture, and sand painting.
  • Many cave paintings are discovered at sacred sites, and use minimal colours - as they were often made from what was available locally.
  • Some famous Australian Aboriginal artists include Lena Nyadbi, Paddy Nyunkuny Bedford, Judy Watson, Gulumbu Yunupingu and John Mawurndjul.
  • There are two museums in the world devoted exclusively to Australian Aboriginal art: the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art located in Holland, and the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of the University of Virginia.
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