Indigenous paintings are maps of the artists’ country. They trace the land’s topography, but also contain personal history, mythology and Dreaming tracks. Aboriginal paintings feature maps of a specific area, mythology, personal history and storytelling.
Painting Country is an engaging work, offering accessible explanations of Aboriginal art. The painters are among the most respected artists in Australia and their gentle wisdom and dignity makes the viewing experience so much richer. Summary by Damien Parer.