Traditionally paintings were done on rock walls, as body paint, or simply in the dirt or sand. Today most Aboriginal paintings depict stories and "Dreamings" about the land, culture and ceremonies. Pictured, "Water" by Kurun Warun.
A lot of artists don't start painting until much later in life. Stories are passed down through generations within certain groups. Pictured, "Medicine Leaves" by Gloria Petyarre.
Sales are recovering after the global financial crisis took its toll on the industry. Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery in Kununnura sells paintings from $150 up to $150,000. Pictured, "Blue Earth Cycles" by Sarrita King.
The auction market can be very high end, with many works going for up to $2 million. Pictured, "Water Dreaming" by Lola.