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Did you know?
The British Museum has beautiful collections of Aboriginal culture: paintings, masks, spears, etc., even if some people believe that they should go back to the Aborigines. What type of art and museum do you prefer?
Aboriginal painting from Tiwi Islands near Darwin.
The wet season.
Exercice 1 : A mysterious art form
What is this? A drawing? A painting? Look at the technique and shapes.
What could the colours and shapes represent?
Compare the paintings.
Imagine a title for each painting!
The Dreamtime or Dreaming
In most stories of the Dreaming, the Ancestor Spirits came to the earth in human form and as they moved through the land, they created the animals, plants, rocks and other forms of the land that we know today.
Once the ancestor spirits had created the world, they changed into trees, stars, rocks, watering holes, etc. These are the sacred places of Aboriginal culture and they have special properties. Because the ancestors did not disappear at the end of the Dreaming, but remained in these sacred sites, the Dreaming is never-ending, linking the past and the present, the people and the land.