Australian Aboriginal Artist: Susie Bootja Bootja

A while back, I started talking about Australian Aboriginal Art and Artists. I pulled together several YouTube videos that I’d found that demonstrated how some of these artists created their works.

Now I’m going to concentrate on one artist at a time. Australia has a wealth of Aboriginal artists, a tradition that goes back millenia. The artists I’ll be showcasing on my blog, however, will be contemporary ones.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art:

“Contemporary Indigenous art of the western desert began when Indigenous men at Papunya began painting in 1971, assisted by teacher Geoffrey Bardon. Their work, which used acrylic paints to create designs representing body painting and ground sculptures, rapidly spread across Indigenous communities of central Australia, particularly following the commencement of a government-sanctioned art program in central Australia in 1983. By the 1980s and 1990s, such work was being exhibited internationally”.

Susie Bootja Bootja has her own Wikipedia entry. You can also find her biography and photos of her work here.

Here are my favourite paintings by Susie Bootja Bootja, that I’ve taken from Google Images and Pinterest.

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image Photo of Susie Bootja Bootja (1935-2003)

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