About 50, 000 years ago Aboriginal people arrived in land down under Australia and maybe they traveled from Asia across land bridges that were uncover when sea levels were lower, the rugged aborigines have learned to live rough of the outback In 1606 dutch voyager landed in Australia from then the British began to settle there in 1788. Many setllers were lawbreakers sent to live in Australia as punishment for a short time, the immigrants lived peacefully with the Aboriginal people but shortly fighting broke over the owned land.
In 1851, gold was located in Australia. A rush to find riches brought thousands of new immigrants, and by 1859, six separate colonies existed. In 1901, these colonies joined to form a British commonwealth.Australia's Art and culture is a mirror of both contemporary and traditional societies dating back to the era of the Aboriginal Islanders. The native inhabitants of Australia known as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were a diverse group of people with varied cultural beliefs, practices and traditions and spoke many different languages. The foundation for all art in based on Aboriginal traditional culture. Modern Australia's art and culture obtain much of its inspiration from the Anglo-Celtic Australians, the Aboriginals and also the different migrant cultures.
Visual Artists play a significant role in molding the image of Australia. In the 1970s the elders of Northern Territory Pintupi people convey the mythological Dreamtime designs from sand paintings to canvasses and boards.This was one of the many visions that developed new associations between the indigenous and non- indigenous Australians. Artworks created by the indigenous Australians continue to entice international attention. Art and culture of Australia has definitely reshaped the inherent identity of Australia in every aspect.*