ART OF THE DREAMTIME
According to Aboriginal belief, all life as it is today - human, animal, bird and fish is part of one vast unchanging network of relationships which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime. The Dreamtime continues as the "Dreaming" in the spiritual lives of aboriginal people today.
From the beginning of time, indigenous Australians have told Dreamtime stories to each generation in order to keep the stories in their culture alive and to educate their people about their place on earth. Stories are told about the stars, planets, the land, animals, bush tucker, hunting and ancestors, through paintings, carvings, dance and song. Aboriginal Art symbols are used on all forms of Aboriginal Art to help tell the stories of their history and culture.
Plum Gallery has a large collection of Aboriginal art including works by Barbara Weir, Betty Mbitjana, Mitjili Napurrula, Bessie Purvis Petyarre and Willy Tjunurrayi.