Symbolism in Aboriginal Art

Symbolism of Aboriginal Art

There is no written language for Australian Indigenous people so in order to convey their important cultural stories through the generations it is portrayed by symbols usually through their artwork.  

It is important to pass on information to preserve their culture.  These vary from region to region, they are generally understood and form an important part of Australian Indigenous art.

Some common symbols include waterholes and running water, Campsites, Meeting places spears and emu's.

This piece of indigenous art was produced by Andrew Roger Highfold Tjupurrula. It celebrates family and culture.

Andrew was born in 1958 and comes from Crystal Brook in South Australia. He lives in Alice Springs later on, where he began to learn and paint traditional Aboriginal stories passed down to him.

Check out this amazing piece of art by clicking below.


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