Brisbane Aboriginal Cultural & Art Walking Tour

3 hours

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Join local Aboriginal guides on an interactive guided tour around Southbank's Cultural Precinct as we explore dynamic arts practices from the oldest living culture in world history.

Visit local galleries, exhibitions and public art installations as we discover the scope of Aboriginal Art that exists in Australia's New World City....a city with an ancient past.

Come on a journey through time to assist us in emphasising this shared footprint, as we introduce fascinating elements of Brisbane's Aboriginal history and current perspectives along the Maiwar, Brisbane River.

Did you know...

Australian Aboriginal art is the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world and represents 99% of the timeline of Australian art. Aboriginal people in Australia are now recognised as the largest producers of art per capita. Over 50% of Australian artist are Indigenous and this coming from a group comprising only 3% of the total population.

Group bookings will be welcomed by the sound of the Didgeridoo, an ancient instrument which will captivate you and set the scene of a rich cultural experience.

"As with imagemaking, Aboriginal music also unites consciousness with the invisible laws and energy patterns of nature. Aboriginal art is perhaps most accurately described as a method for gaining knowledge of nature and its invisible Dreaming". An example is the playing of the didjeridoo, a long wooden flute, perhaps the oldest musical instrument on earth.

Reference: Voices of the First Day, Published by Inner Traditional.

Featured Artists:
Lilla Watson, Albert Namatjira, Judy Watson, Fiona Foley, Laurie Neilson, Tony Albert, ProppaNow, Adnate and more.

Visit: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Kuril Dhagun (State Library of Queensland), Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Various street and public art sites.