My Country, provenance

Symbols : visual stories

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Visual language is integral to the Australian Aboriginal culture. Here (as elsewhere) Art is more than the final product that moves us, art is defined by its creative process. Here, all of creation is in relationship, at one with the land, and the artists are in relationship with their community, sharing stories. 

Whether painted on musical instruments or on canvas, the artists recount mapping myths, rituals and sacred topography – they are metaphors for life's journeys, full of symbolism and references to history, botany, topography and the traditional rural Aboriginal way of life.

Can you recognise any of these symbols in the ceramic tile designs below?
 My Country ceramic wall tiles, core collection (30 cm x 30 cm)

 My Country ceramic wall tiles, core collection (30 cm x 30 cm)