The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia are the oldest living cultural history in the world, going back at least 50,000 years. They are rich and complex with an intimate knowledge of mythology and the environment. Contemporary Aboriginal art is an essential part of tradition, keeping old knowledge alive, as well as sharing new ideas and inspirations.
Aboriginal paintings often depict Dreamtime stories that have been passed down through generations. The Dreamtime is the Aboriginal understanding of the world, its creation and its great stories. Each Aboriginal artist has their own stories, or Dreamings, inherited from family and country.
On bluethumb you can buy Aboriginal art direct from artists living in the harshest and most remote deserts, alongside young emerging artists living in densely populated cities. Whether you’re looking for the Central and Western desert’s traditional dot paintings, Arnhem Land’s x-ray art, or Melbourne’s Indigenous urban art, you’ll find it and more for sale in this collection.