Our Art is more than Pretty Pictures!
It is important to emphasise that, for Aboriginal artists, art is "more than pretty pictures!"
One said:"anyone can go and paint the scenery, but we paint our culture, and we are the only ones who can do that."
Today, Aboriginal art is produced in a variety of media for sale on the international art market. As the recognition and production of Aboriginal art grows, it is now well represented in art galleries and museums, and is frequently seen in souvenir shops and auction houses.
Aboriginal art has both provided an important cultural and political mouthpiece for the voice of Australia’s minority population and has also come to symbolise Australia’s national identity.