Australian Indigenous art is the oldest ongoing art tradition of the world. For over 30,000 years, the native people of Australia have been expressing their art through rock carvings, body painting and ground designs. From the 5-16th of September, Rio Tinto presents the eleventh Colour of our Country Aboriginal Art Exhibition.
Since its launch in 2006, more than 1,700 artworks have been sold, generating $2 million for the artists, their communities and their art groups. Because of this, the event creates the opportunity to create economic development for the artists, supports the sustainability of art groups, providing a place for cultural expression.
To capture the essence of the Australian Aboriginal culture, 300 paintings and artifacts from 44 Pilbara-based Aboriginal artists will be on display to the public and available for purchase.
The first week of the exhibition will give people the opportunity to meet some of the featured artists and see them as they work in the Central Park building foyer.
So, immerse yourself into the Aboriginal culture for a day or two to see the wonderful paintings and artifacts on display. Entry into the exhibition is free and open to all ages - perfect for a family day out.