Arnhem Land, Tiwi Islands, Groote Eylandt, Torres Strait Islands, Bathurst Island and Melville Island.
These intricate, cross hatched images and complex iconography tell of a world of ancestral transformations that continue to be reflected the artists' contemporary physical and religious world. Symbolically imbued with shimmering intensity, many of these tapestry-like paintings document epic ancestral journeys, illustrating creative acts that formed the land, journeys and skills for survival and social laws. Arnhem Land is customarily divided into four main regions: Groote Eylandt, north-east, central and west and encompasses approximately thirty language groups.
160.0 x 195.0 cm
#8624 LOCATION: Bondi Beach