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Aboriginal art

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Wing To Tam

on 30 April 2010

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Transcript of Aboriginal art

aboriginal art This painting shows a waterbird landing in some muddy water to look for food in the weeds, bushes and deep waterholes. Can you guess the meaning
of this dot painting? In Aboriginal communities, art was used as a form of communication and as a teaching tool. Art was used in everyday life and played a significant role in ceremonial practices. Dot painting is the most popular
kind of Aboriginal paintings.
Painters use dots to create
complicated patterns. Aboriginal art is well known for its long tradition of conventional symbols. Many modern aboriginal artists continue to use these symbols as a way of keeping alive connections to their land and ancestors. From the paintings we can have a glimpse
of the lives of Aboriginal people
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