Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginal culture  has an extensive history, dating back 50,000 years. There are many important elements to Aboriginal culture. Which includes artwork, Dreamtime stories and traditional ceremonies. At AAIA our aim is to educate about these traditions, and help answer any questions you may have. We have many articles about Aboriginal culture, and we have many more to publish. Explore and enjoy, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Art Culture

Australian Aborigines the original inhabitants of the continent are one of the best known and least understood people in the world. Since the nineteenth century they have been singled out as the world's most primitive culture and the living representatives of the ancestors of mankind.

Traditional & Dreamtime Stories

Traditional Aboriginal art tells a story. Here is a collection of some of those stories.

Photo Album

We work closely with the artists which involves travelling to their remote communities. Over the years we have collected many many photos. Here are some of those.

Check out more articles below. It is essential in Aboriginal culture to pass on knowledge and skills to the next generation. The articles below describes the origins of some Aboriginal artefacts and how they are made.

Bark Painting

Bark Painting

Bark Painting Creating a bark painting is an intricate process, and has many stages. Here we explain the process from start to finnish. The bark

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Basket weaving

Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving There is a long tradition of basket weaving amongst women from Arnhem land. The material used to make baskets come from plants. These

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Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

Indigenous Australians have been creating Aboriginal art for tens of thousands of years. In the central desert areas of Australia the Aboriginal people have their

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Tiwi Bird Carvings

Tiwi Bird Carvings

Aboriginal artists create Tiwi bird carvings using hardwood, decorated with natural earth pigments. Referred to as Tokampini. They are present throughout the major creation story

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hunting boomerangs

Hunting Boomerang

The Aboriginal artefact Hunting Boomerang is as interesting as the people it served. It’s uses are wide and varied, and to the Aborigines it was

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Tiwi Spear

Tiwi Spears

Tiwi Spears are a unique artefact to the Tiwi. Only two islands are known to produce the spears. These include Bathurst and Melville Islands. In

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Hollow Log Ceremony

Hollow Log Ceremony

Firstly the hollow log ceremony is a tradition that started during the Dreamtime. And relates to the burial precedures of those from Arnhem Land. Traditionally

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We are also a signatory to the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct, which was recently introduced to promote fair and transparent dealings within the Industry.

Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery is a founding member of the Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association, which was established to promote the ethical trade of indigenous art. 

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