The FINEPRINTCO Aboriginal Art Collection showcases indigenous cultural values and their connection between ancestry and traditional lore. These aboriginal art prints tell stories of ancestors, and a love of country, by some of Australia’s most award-winning aboriginal artists.
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FINEPRINTCO is honoured to support both established and emerging aboriginal artists ensuring financial support directly to the artist. Original works are sourced from artists living and working in rural and remote communities all over Australia and the Torres Straight region, and many of our aboriginal art collection prints are also limited editions prints.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are situated paying our respects to all of their descendants both past, present, and emerging and recognise their continued connections to our community and country.
Australian Indigenous Art Prints
Not only does neutral aboriginal art offer an opportunity for unique, gorgeous art on your walls, but it's also a way of honouring the custodians of the land on which we live, and directly supporting the indigenous people of Australia. Acknowledge our history and make a stand with an aboriginal art print from FINEPRINTCO. Our large or small aboriginal art collection includes works from the most talented and well-known indigenous artists in Australia, both famous classic pieces and limited edition works, and provides a way to offer direct financial support to the artists and their communities. Find established and award-winning aboriginal artists alongside upcoming newcomers in our store, and shop aboriginal art ethically, in a way that supports instead of harming our indigenous communities. You're also guaranteed to receive top-quality Australian fine art prints in handcrafted frames.
The Story of Aboriginal Art Prints
The Aborigines settled in Australia 60,000 to 80,000 years ago, and that's how far their rich culture dates back. The aboriginal culture included using ochres to draw art on rocks, their skin and in dirt and sand. We have findings of such art which date back 40-60,000 years. Since they don't have a written language, the Aboriginal people of Australia have always used visual art to convey their stories and pass them down for generations. The art has always been centred on storytelling and was used to tell important stories to preserve their culture and teach lessons, such as survival, moral lessons or how to use the land.
In the 1930s, aboriginal art was made into paintings for the first time. The first exhibition was held by Albert Namatjira, the most famous early aboriginal artist. The modern Aboriginal art movement began in earnest in the 1970s, when schoolteacher Geoffrey Bardon encouraged some Aboriginal men to paint their stories on canvas. For the first time, aboriginal artists painted their stories on Western materials like canvases and boards.
Contemporary Indigenous Art prints
Since Aboriginal canvas prints first started being made in the 70s, this art movement has only grown in popularity and esteem. Today it's one of the most unique art forms we have in this country. Aboriginal art still tells stories, and an interesting fact is that aboriginal artists are only allowed to paint stories they have permission to, stories which they inherit through their families. Some contemporary aboriginal artists that have made a huge impact on the art scene include Jorna Newberry, Daniel Boyd and many more.
Support Our Artists' Aboriginal Canvas Prints
It can be hard to shop ethically these days, including in the art scene. But FINEPRINTCO offers an opportunity to not only own gorgeous indigenous art prints, but to directly support Aboriginal artists at the same time. We know how important it is to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are situated and pay our respects to all of their descendants both past, present, and emerging. So, when you purchase an indigenous art print from us, a portion of the profit goes directly to the artist and is invested back into the Aboriginal community. Not only can you find well-known and award-winning artists in our store, but you can also support new and upcoming artists and help them start their careers.
Check out our black and white indigenous art prints, pink contemporary aboriginal art, and any other Aboriginal art prints for sale on our website or use the store locator to find a store near you to visit in person.