Work of Art – Weekly Photo Challenge 2


Australian Indigenous Art is as diverse as the climate. In the north west of the country “the Kimberley,” the rock art galleries contain two distinct styles. The oldest, the Gwion Gwion are believed to be up to 60,000 years old. They are also known as Bradshaw Art after the local pastoralist who first described them in 1891. The ochres have annealed with the rock, they are now indelible.

The other style, paintings of Wandjina, creation spirits, have a direct link with the local contemporary indigenous belief. The Wanjina is characterised by a humanlike figure with eyes, nose but no mouth and an elaborate headdress. They vary in age from 10,000 years to the present day.

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I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs
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