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Australian Aborigines have been employing the careful arrangement of soils and sands of different textures and colours to create pictures whose patterns and symbolism relate to the stories and myths of the Australian Aboriginal's ancestral tribal and cultural history - their Dreamtime. The Dreamtime is the sacred world of the tribe's ancestral spirits whom the Aboriginals regard as the creators of all living things.
Today there are many indigenous Aboriginal artists who work with convential western materials such as acrylics, canvas or board to create beautiful visual effects, at the cutting edge of modern art, but who have synthesized old traditional imagery to conventional techniques.
Australian Aborigines have survived for so many thousands of years, often in quite challenging and inhospitable conditions, and their huge success was predominantly due to the indigenous Aboriginal's innate ability to adapt, and it is the expression of that adaptability which we can clearly see in today’s fabulous Australian Aboriginal art.