The indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia have been creating art for thousands of years. Their art speaks to very specific ideas and parts of their history. Every piece of art tells a story. Originally, they drew and painted on rocks. Today, Aboriginal artists make use of different art forms like photography and sculpting.
Here are three of the best and most popular Aboriginal artists. Please note that some of these artists are no longer alive.
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori passed away in 2015 after painting for only 10 years. Her works, however, have and will continue to live on. She used a combination of abstract shapes and vibrant colours. Her art can be found in many of Australia’s top galleries. Despite her short time as an artist, her work keeps on speaking.
Ricky Maynard is one of the most popular and well-known aboriginal artists. He uses photographs as a medium. His pictures are often quite striking and evocative. Many art lovers know Maynard’s art and you will find his photographs in galleries.
George Tjungurrayi is a really big name in the Australian art world. His works are exhibited in several galleries including the Biennale of Sydney and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Tjungurrayi creates artworks that are very complex. They are thought-provoking and intriguing.
These are just a few of the talented Aboriginal artists you will find in Australian galleries. The Aboriginal people are truly creative and talented at telling stories through art.