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Aboriginal Wall Paintings



This file should be cross-referenced to the file titled Aboriginal Rock Art: Ubirr, Northern Territory

Paintings of this kind were traditionally made using pigments ground from natural materials such as white, red and yellow ochres which were bound using gum from Milkwood trees. Black was made using charcoal. Paint was applied directly using twigs and sticks and in some instances by splattering.


This was a common process used Australia-wide by Aboriginal People.  Fine examples are also readily accessible and can be observed  in Gariwerd National Park (The Grampians), Victoria; The Flinders Ranges, South Australia; Alice Springs, Northern Territory; Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory; Noulangie Rock and Ubirr Rock, Northern Territory as well as many other locations.


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5 Responses to “Aboriginal Wall Paintings”

  1. Just like the other files on this blog site this one is splendid. Thanks

  2. max says:

    You keep telling me that but when I visit the files you mention there are NO spelling mistakes at all. You need to be specific and tell me what is wrong. If you don’t let me know what you think is misspelt I’ll delete your comment. Thanks Max

  3. sharon cruise says:

    Have tried opening everything in student examples and exhibitions and just keep getting the same image. Is there something else I should be doing?

  4. max says:

    They are wonderful and you’d love them in real life too…just dream and anything is possible. Thanks for having a look. I’m so happy I mentioned them to you. I’ll send you a photo of the enormous crocodile I saw that I talked about. I’ve applied to lead a workshop next year in Mumbai…maybe catch up again? Cheers Max.

  5. Sarah says:

    These are wonderful pictures. I might never see these in my life, but I can see them here, and I can learn what someone used to mark his imprint, his view of the world.




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