The symbolism in Indigenous art is often so ingrained in unknown languages that it can be hard to comprehend. The work is always aesthetically poetic, and it is one of the few art genres capable of communicating sacred messages to unwitting audiences, but there is a strong need for dedicated galleries that will educate and inspire future generations. Cue Tali Gallery, an exclusively indigenous art gallery that has won numerous awards for its ethical sourcing of works and connecting of communities. Works are spread across two floors and include paintings, prints, artefacts, crafts and gifts sourced directly from Aboriginal art centres and urban Australian artists across the country.
667 Darling Street, Rozelle, 2039, (02) 9555 6555, www.taligallery.com.au
Written by: Alexandra English