Aboriginal art brings spirituality to WYD

Aboriginal Art Directory | 18.07.08

News source: SBS World News

From SBS world news Australia.

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WYD08 is using the art of renowned Aboriginal artist Richard Campbell to convey the message of Aboriginal Catholic spirituality to the pilgrims.

Nineteen of Richard's works are being used as images on WYD08 merchandise, including t-shirts, key rings, magnets and cards.

“It is important to let people around the world know that there was a religion of spirituality in Australia before we were colonised by white people,” Campbell believes.

The oil and acrylic paintings of the Stations of the Cross show "the message of Christ himself: of good will. They show a message for young people, that although you are from different nations of the work it is important to recognise Christ and the connection between Aboriginal spirituality and bible stories."

Richard Campbell was born into the Dhungutti tribe, near Bowraville on the North Coast of NSW, in 1956. As a child, he would sketch pictures for his dad, who would burn them into shields, spears and boomerangs and sell them for food.

URL: http://news.sbs.com.au/worldnewsaustralia/aboriginal_art_brings_spirituality_to_wyd_552028

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Just a quick question,

What is usally the symbole wthin aboriginal art?

Also what are some tips when looking at aboriginal art? Or does this depend on you?

Thank you very much!


Posted by Simon | October 29, 2008 12:03 PM

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