Paddy Nyunkuny Bedford Emu Dreaming and Bedford Downs massacre 2001. Natural pigments in synthetic polymer binder on linen, 150 x 180 cm. The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia. Gift of Helen & Ben Korman, 2010. © Paddy Bedford / Copyright Agency.
Aboriginal art is said to be Australia's greatest gift to the world. It is part of the continuum of ceremonial practice, a connection with traditional lands and with ancestral beliefs. Aboriginal art is strikingly beautiful, but it can also tell of a history of sorrow, dislocation and discrimination.
This guided tour gives an insight into traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art as well as contemporary Aboriginal social and political statements through art.