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THE ARCHIVES AND CATALOGUES ARE EXTENSIVE.

WE INVITE YOU TO BROWSE THE BLOGS ON FIBRES AND PAINTING

HERE IS A SEAMLESS VISUAL ARTS STORY FROM REMOTE AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS



VISUAL ARTS CONNECTION TO THE MYTH by Okka Wikka

Painting and folk craft reveals gnostic metaphoric Meaning/ Story

What is remarkable is the simple geometric shapes in these visual metaphors

Here we enter the outer form (Artist’s Vessel) of the Soul Breath Psyche - SELF

Of all the most simplistic unbroken continuums

The basket is the ‘FIRST BASKET’

The motif is the ‘FIRST VISUAL STORY’

These patterns transcend the personal and cultural and are keystone Art Archetypes, being a vessel for the Gods themselves.

And here we witness the core meaning

Our Arts and Folk Craft hold in our contemporary educations and culture.

Here we see images of the bicornual basket endemic to our Bama Culture and Wet Tropics.

These are painted in simple geometric patterns holding customary meaning.

Again, in the Karrinyarra Artists work we witness these same geometric motifs

They are painted as the first markings on the blank linen or ceremonial ground, body or ceremonial objects and of course the vast heritage of rock paintings and petroglyphs heritage.

By their living continuum, universal visual patterns have always held a sustainable story.

This Story is still the

“Story For Our Times”

As modern artists we shape this old story into the idiom for our times.

FIBER ARTISTS by Okka Wikka

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE OF OUR NETWORK OF FIBER ARTISTS WHO HAVE MAINTAINED OUR FIRST NATIONS FIBER HERITAGE.

WE PRACTICE REPARATIVE REGENERATION AND TRANSMISSION OF PACIFIC BASIN HERITAGE FIBERS.

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