When Did Aboriginal Art Start?

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Aboriginal art, also known as Australian Indigenous art, is believed to have begun approximately 30,000 years ago. The first art forms completed by the Indigenous people were rock paintings, rock carvings, body paintings and ground designs. Many of these art pieces have been preserved and displayed in Australian museums.

Indigenous art showcases the diverse culture of the Australian Aboriginal people. Their art ranges across many different mediums. It differs between different tribes, genders, and geographical landscapes. Their art work exhibits the history of the Aboriginal people. It also showcases the struggle that exists between Aboriginals and non-Indigenous people of Australia.