Portrait of Australian artist Albert Namatjira in Alice Springs, in 1958. Indigenous Australian artist Albert Namatjira (1902–1959) is arguably Australia's best known Aboriginal painter. He is known for watercolours of desert landscapes rather than the symbolic style of traditional Aboriginal art. His paintings also depict Ghost Gums that were to be listed as heritage sites in Alice Springs, but these trees have now been burnt down.
Artist Albert Namatjira (1902–1959) and Ghost Gums
Traditional artists Wawiriya Burton (left) and Ruby Williamson. Artworks from South Australia's Tjala Arts range from traditional styles done in modern colours to more contemporary experimentations. Photo: Tjala Arts
Threads of Peru. Some of the most beautiful and most intricate textiles in the world come from Andean Peru/ Bolivia. They use plant based natural dyes and wool from llamas and alpacas on looms that are akin to those used by cultures predating the Inca. The designs in each textile have cultural symbols and identity woven in that other members of the communities are able to read and interpret. I truly hope this tradition is not lost in future generations.