Australian Aboriginal Art shares stories of the artist's Dreaming. Also known as the Dreamtime, Jukurrpa, and songlines, Aboriginal Art shares an insight into a rich and strong culture.
Supernatural beings traversed the continent in an intricate web of Dreaming tracks, they created everything. Rainbow Serpents, Lighting men and a whole host of beings created the world of Aboriginal people. Not only did they create the landscape and all that resides within it, but they also laid down the laws of social and religious customs which to this day remain at the core of Aboriginal identity and dictate much of daily life. And despite what you may think the Dreaming does not refer to dreams or unreality, nor is it an ancient history. The Dreaming is all-encompassing as the past, the present, and the future - it is lived. Each Aboriginal artist inherits their Dreaming by decent which luckily for us translates into glorious Aboriginal artworks which support economic independence and are a source of incredible pride for the artists.