Our artists have the power to bring our dreams and our nightmares to life so we will never forget.
This is the land of dreamings, a land of wide horizons and secret places. The first people, our ancestors, created this country in the culture that binds us to it.
So what is the Dreaming? I would say the Dreaming is a non-indigenous term used in its broadest sense to describe the stories of our ancestors and how they shaped the land and how they are still part of the land? Across Aboriginal Australia there are as many different terms for Dreaming as there are language groups
This is another world to the ones most Australians know. It was explained by my father once that it's like a blanket on the ground. We, the uninitiated, only see the blanket. Lift it up and that's what our elders see 'the real thing' – a world most of us will never know or understand. Through their paintings, artists offer us a glimpse of the world of dreams where the past, present and the future link.
Our culture is something that has sustained us for thousands and thousands of years and will continue to do so in generations to come.