Aboriginal Art Styles

There are many styles of Australian Aboriginal Art - and the diversity makes the genre both exciting and constantly self renewing.

Bush Medicine Leaves - Made famous by Gloria Petyarre's winning artwork in the coveted Art Gallery of New South Wales 'Wynne Prize' for landscape 1999...

Cross Hatching - Common in Northern Australia and known also as Rarrk paintings, these works are believed to hold great spirit and power through the crossing of fine lines...

Dot Paintings - Varying from the finest of dot work made with thin sticks, to the most wild and vigorous, colourful dots, these works exemplify Aboriginal Art in most people's minds...

Dub Dub Paintings - Emily Kame Kngwarreye astounded the contemporary art world internationally with her powerful colour compositions derived from pushing the paint laden brush into the canvas...

Colour Fields - In the Aboriginal Art  world, genius Kudditji Kngwarreye is master of this technique.  Without knowing, he echoes the works of Mark Rothko, but with a decidedly more vigorous style...

Naïve Indigenous Art - the works of this style qualify on the world stage as Naïve works as they represent the day to day life of Australian Indigenous peoples and are executed in an innocent and untrained style…

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Body Paint and Ceremonial Artifacts
Aboriginal Bark Paintings
Art Symbols & Iconography
Aboriginal Art Styles
Types of Aboriginal Art