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Frederiks gate 2
Aboriginal artists say ”our art is not just made up, it comes from the Dreaming.
A good example of innovation by Aboriginal artists is warrgadi (dilly bags).
"We paint the Stories of our Culture" – Australian Aboriginal Art from the Dreamtime to the Art Gallery.
The Aborigines are not a single unified people - they are separated into many different regional language groups, each of which is sub-divided into several kinship groups.
It is important to emphasise that, for Aboriginal artists, art is "more than pretty pictures!"
The contemporary art in this exhibition was made in 2007-2010 and was purchased from art centres in Aboriginal communities.
Several of the exhibits depict the artists´ Dreamtime stories.
The art of the Aborigines is often described as being the world´s oldest living tradition of art.
The Tunga and Coolamon are containers used to carry bush tucker. The bark Tunga comes from the Tiwi Islands. The Coolamon is made of wood and is used all over Central and Northern Australia.