DSC04058 DSC04052Tali Gallery regularly receives new paintings from the curators of Aboriginal Owned Art Centres in the remote desert regions of Australia.  These are diverse in stories, colours and executions. Many are painted by women and men who followed a nomadic existence in their early years and were handed down survival skills by their parents and grandparents which they have translated onto canvas.  While they were once told these stories with drawings in the sand, or with ochre drawn on rock surfaces, they now use a variety of media including bright acrylics, reflecting the brilliance of the light and the strong, rich colours of their desert environment.  Some of these desert paintings are highly traditional in both story and execution, and others show a highly contemporary aesthetic, and yet convey stories of anthropological significance.