Dreamings : the art of Aboriginal Australia

Australia, 1988

Film
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Dreamings is a journey into the lush mangroves and scarred heartlands of Australia to see traditional aboriginal artists at work. From the air we view some of the landforms and waterways incorporated in the imagery of paintings by Michael Nelson Jakamarra. He talks of his family’s association with the land and his intrinsic faith in spiritual connections with animals and plants. Our voyage continues to the Great Western Desert and a sacred waterhole. This program begins to unravel some of the mysteries behind creations of immense artistic beauty.

Credits

producer

Janet Bell

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35119

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Religion

Aboriginal Australia → Art, Aboriginal Australian

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Crafts & Visual Arts → Aboriginal Australian artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Aboriginal Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Nelson, Michael (Michael Tjakamarra)

History → History

People → Nelson, Michael (Michael Tjakamarra)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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