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What is Aboriginal art?

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Summary

A succinct guide to Aboriginal art that outlines the history and cultural significance of Indigenous rock painting, bark painting, carvings and sculpture and the 'modern' dot paintings that emerged during the Papunya period.

The author decodes some of the symbols commonly found in Aboriginal dot paintings and gives us a window into one of the oldest traditions in art.

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Korff, J 2018, What is Aboriginal art?, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/what-is-aboriginal-art>, retrieved 29 September 2021

Creative Spirits is a starting point for everyone to learn about Aboriginal culture. Please use primary sources for academic work.

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