Footprints in the Mythic Landscape: A Bark Painting Story

Barani of Groote Eylandt, Untitled (dune crossing), c.1946-47, collected by R.M. Berndt, ETP.2065

The paintings made by artists and ceremonial leaders on bark are one of the most internationally recognised aspects of Aboriginal culture. This new selection of works follows the paths and mythic landscapes of ancestral beings from the broad religious tradition shared across Australia.

The unique threads of this religious tradition as they are expressed and shared by artists in these works are celebrated in this bringing together of artworks from across the peoples of the Northern Territory.

Macleay Museum
Until 16 August 2009

Above - Barani of Groote Eylandt, Untitled (dune crossing), c.1946-47, collected by R.M. Berndt, ETP.2065