DVD1988 30 Minutes
Australian aboriginal art explained by the artists.
Australian aboriginal art is part of a belief system with spiritual connections to the land, the clan, to animals and plants. The artists explain the significance of the paintings, which continue one of the oldest art traditions in the world. Works of immense beauty are shown, ranging from acrylic dot paintings of the Central Desert to cross hatched bark paintings and burial poles from Northern Australia. The artists also talk about what they perceive as oppression by the white people.