Ethnic style painting reminiscent of the paintings of the indigenous Australian Yolngu people. Aboriginal peoples who have been living in Arnhem Land for thousands of years in perfect harmony with their natural surroundings. This painting represents the Garma festival, which is celebrated annually and where the Yolngu people perform their traditional dance, as well as ceremonies, art and songs in order to share their culture and knowledge.
The Yolngu people are fighting for their lands and customs against the invasion of mining industries that endanger their existence.
documentary sources of the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA
The paintings of the Yolngu villages are made on tree bark, are small in size and customs of the villages are represented with plant and animal motifs. In this case, this larger painting is made on burlap, a textile piece made of hemp and jute. The burlap has been arranged on a wooden frame, leaving the threads unbound on the edges.