Aboriginal Elder Painting by Artist Tandy Pengelly
Australia’s first people—known as Aboriginal Australians—have lived on the continent for over 50,000 years. Today, there are 250 distinct language groups spread throughout Australia. Aboriginal Australians are split into two groups: Aboriginal peoples, who are related to those who already inhabited Australia when Britain began colonizing the island in 1788, and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who descend from residents of the Torres Strait Islands, a group of islands that is part of modern-day Queensland, Australia.
Today, about three percent of Australia’s population has Aboriginal heritage. Aboriginal Australians still struggle to retain their rich ancient culture and fight for recognition—and restitution—from the Australian government. Their history and culture is one of the most connected ways of being to Nature, with a deep respect and pride of their rich and diverse country.
60cm by 70cm Mixed Media
Framed in a wooden neutral frame
Varnished and ready to hang