Double-sided painted slab

About This Item

Aboriginal Australian art conveys knowledge of land and cultural traditions. This object symbolizes an ancient connection to the land which is starting to change due to drought, wildfires, and rising sea levels. 

Date
Early to mid 20th century
Geography
Aboriginal Australian (Yolngu community) 
Medium
mineral pigment 
ochre
wood
Context
Today, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advocating for policy change within the Australian government for climate change planning, including reducing carbon emissions and building emergency sea walls. 
Height
13 in
Width
6 in
Depth
0.75 in
Copyright
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