Expressing culture through art

This collection illustrates the many and varied ways that Australia's First Peoples express themselves through art.

The collection also shows how Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples have worked together to form artist collectives and cooperatives to the benefit of their communities.

It features a range of characters and art styles from traditional bark and dot painting by Aboriginal elders, to a teenager with a passion for drawing dogs.

We also see the importance of the Dreamtime, spirituality and the strict rules that govern who can tell certain stories in Aboriginal cultures. 

WARNING: this collection may contain names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Main image credit: EA Given