Aboriginal Art

Those who lose dreaming are lost
Aboriginal proverb



There are numerous art galleries and shops with wonderful aboriginal art in Sydney. These snakes are from a gift wrapping paper I bought in a gallery in Sydney.

'Hunters & Gatherers'
by Colin Jones © Aboriginal Australia Arts

A post card I bought in Sydney.
• Aboriginal Australia Arts Pty Ltd, P.O.Box 38, Balmain, New South Wales, 2041, Australia, tel: 02 9555 7333

'Turtles Breeding'
by Terry Johnstone © Tobwabba Art

From a package with envelopes and letter paper.
Tobwabba Art tells the story of the Worimi people from the Great Lakes region of coastal New South Wales. Tobwabba Art is a living portrayal of the rich and diverse culture of the Worimi people that has been passed down through the generations. Royalties from the sale of licenced products go to Tobwabba Ara and benefit the Worimi community. Email: sales@ncv.com.au


Gavala Aboriginal Art Centre at the harbourside Shopping Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney, is Sydney's only aboriginal owned Art Centre. This picture is from their pamplet about the shop which was established in 1995 by a family of Aboriginal artists. Beautiful art centre! Open every day, also in the weekend, from 10am to 9pm.
Tel 02 9212 7232

'The Friendship'
by Naiura © Bartel Publications

C. Dan Purches, whose tribal name is Naiura, learned his art through his mother. His maternal grandfather was a member of the Burramadagal clan of the Dharrug tribe. His people frequented the Parramatta River area of New South Wales. Naiura's mother spent many hours telling him stories that were handed down from her ancestors.
The painting above is part of the calendar 'Tales of the Dreamtime 2005' which can be purchased from Bartel Publications
– or at Gavala Aboriginal Art Centre at the harbourside Shopping Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney

This textile cloth I bought at a market shop at the Wollumbin Festival, Aus$ 40.
The Indij-N-Arts artists are from the Bundjalun and Kamilaroi tribal areas of New Soouth Wales. Their art is influenced by their peoples connection to the land, ocean and rivers where they live.
• Naj Indij-N-Arts,
tel 02 6688 8010, or 0423 919 540

Silk textile – purchased at an aboriginal art gallery in Sydney.
In the edge of the cloth, it is written: June S. Keringke Arts. Santa Teresa. N.T. "91"

My new shopping bag is illustrated by Danny Eastwood, Uluru, Aboriginal Art Australia.
Purchased at Gavala Aboriginal Art Centre in Sydney

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