OneWorld Magazine presents
Australian Aboriginal contemporary traditional work depicts themes
connected to the "Dreamtime" and are frequently
called "Dreamings". This has nothing to do with
sleep or the western concept for the word
"dream". John Carrick wrote in the exhibit catalogue that
accompanied the first traveling exhibit of
aboriginal artifacts in the early 1980s:
"The Dreamtime is the period in which creative acts were performed by the
first ancestors of men -- spirits, heros, and heroines who established
thepattern of nature and life, and created man's environment. The
Dreamtime isa process as well as a period: it had its beginning when the world wasyoung and unformed, but it has never ceased.
The ancestor who established law and patterns of
behavior is as alive today as when he performed
his original creative acts. The sacred past, the
Dreamtime, is for Aborigines also the sacred
present, the Eternal Dreamtime."
Read the brief orientationto Aboriginal Art and then visit the
exhibition of contemporary traditional paintings!.
For further information about thecollection and other Aboriginal Art pieces
please contact Lauri Fiedler at
The Active Link .
The Australian Aboriginal
"Origins and Art"
A Picture Exhibition:
"Contemporary Traditional Art"