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A Study On Australian Indigenous Art

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Another aspect of Australia is its art. There are many type of art present in Australia, but one in particular is Australian Indigenous art, which is the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world. Initial forms of artistic Aboriginal expression were rock carvings, body painting and ground designs, which date back more than 30,000 years. After Australia was colonized the sale of artifacts occurred between indigenous and non-indigenous people on a widespread basis throughout south-eastern Australia. The quality and variety of Australian Indigenous art produced today reflects the richness and diversity of Indigenous culture and the distinct differences between tribes, such as languages, dialects and geographic landscapes. Art is an important part of Aboriginal life because it connects past and present, the people and the land, and the supernatural and reality. Indigenous art now ranges over different mediums, from works on paper and canvas to fibre and glass, because of the introduction of these sources to the Aborigines in 1970 by a school teacher. The result was a flourishing art movement throughout the Western Desert that stimulated an arts industry that now generates around $200 million a year nationally. This benefits Australia’s economy and is one way they are involved globally.
Australia is a multi-cultural society with its population of 22 million made up from heavy migration from Europe, especially from Greece, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Lebanon,
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