Aboriginal art is the oldest form of artistic expression in the world. Art cavings, found in the Northern Territory’s Arnhem Land, dates back at least 60,000 years.Using soil and rock, artists were able to produce carvings, ground designs, paintings and body paintings.
To understand Aboriginal Art, one has to first understand its Symbolism, Iconography and meticulous rules.
Aboriginal people , do not have a written language.Thats the reason why Art work, is very central to Aboriginal culture. Spoken form, is now extinct. Each tribe had a different dialect, therefore each artist has a different story, so no two Aboriginal art work are ever the same.
Aboriginal artists cannot paint a story that is not from their lineage. If they seek to paint a story , concerning historical or sacred information, they must be given permission before they can proceed.