There are estimated to be between 5000 and 7000 Aboriginal
artists actively occupied in regular art or craft work in Australia.
Many of these Aboriginal artists have led amazingly varied lives,
often in difficult circumstances.
We can give short biographies of only a small fraction
of these people - mainly of Aboriginal artists whose work is presented
on our Web site. The notes give an impression of the artists' backgrounds
and aspects of their lives as people as well as working artists and
are arranged by regions - click on the link to read a biography of
an artist from a particular region.
Alternatively, you can search for an artist by name
using the search facility on the navigation bar on the left
of this page.
There are a number of other sources of information
about Aboriginal artists and their work. This is available through
books or increasingly over the Internet through the Web sites
of Aboriginal art centres and other sites. The most comprehensive
printed sources are: