Aboriginal Art

This creative team experience gives guests an introduction to Aboriginal Art through the artwork and stories of a renowned Indigenous artist, whilst helping to support Indigenous art programs in remote and rural communities.

Experience Details

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NSW

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10-1000

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2 hours

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Indoors or Outdoors

Aboriginal Art Workshop

This creative team experience gives guests an introduction to Aboriginal Art through the artwork and stories of a renowned Indigenous artist, whilst helping to support Indigenous art programs in remote and rural communities.

The experience starts with a traditional Welcome or Acknowledgement of Country, including an understanding of why this is so important.

We look into what role art plays in Aboriginal culture, and that it tells a story in the development of a culture for thousands of years.

Using pieces of original art, the artist will share his/her story and explain the significance and meaning of each piece.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is each artwork and how many people does it suit?
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Each artwork is 3m x 1m and is suitable for up to 12 people to complete at one time. Any more than that and people aren't actively engaged.
Will we get paint on ourselves?
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On your hands, possibly, however we provide aprons, gloves and masks to keep everyone paint-free.
Can you set up at our office or venue?
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​For sure! We just need to chat with you to ensure that the space meets our safety requirements for this experience.
What if it rains?
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Unfortunately rain and paint don't mix well. If it looks likely to rain we can either postpone your experience or move it to an indoor venue.
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  • PURPOSE
  • Our approach is simple yet powerful. Each guest creates their own unique artwork, a visual expression of their own story. It’s a creative journey that transcends mere painting; it’s about purpose and connection.

    But the storytelling doesn’t stop with your artwork. We invite all our guests to continue the theme by sharing their creations with those in the room which is a powerful and often emotional part of the experience.  Each piece is a testament to personal journeys and shared connections, woven into a collective narrative. It’s a tangible representation of the power of storytelling and art.

    Through the act of creating art, we unite diverse perspectives into one shared vision of creativity and human connection.

    Our respected team of Indigenous artists take guests on a journey through their own artworks to have a greater understanding of Aboriginal art and the story it tells.  Using a combination of modern and traditional Aboriginal art styles, it’s a great introduction for locals and visitors alike. 

    “The meaning behind my artworks is about my spiritual connection to the dreaming. The white feet represent us keeping song and dance alive and the connection to our ancestors. It demonstrates traditional ceremonies, celebrations and the coming of age initiation sites.  I am very passionate about my artworks as all my works come from the heart and are originals.”

  • GIVING BACK
  • Hidden Door Experiences takes immense pride in its collaboration with Self Made Indigenous Corporation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering Indigenous youth across remote and rural regions of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. At the heart of this partnership lies a commitment to fostering cultural pride and connection through initiatives like the Art and Culture Program.

    Through this program, participants engage in dynamic workshops designed to deepen their understanding of Indigenous heritage and art forms. One of the focal points of these workshops is the exploration of Aboriginal Art, a rich and diverse tradition that serves as a powerful expression of cultural identity and storytelling.

    The Art and Culture Program offers more than just creative expression; it serves as a vital tool for strengthening cultural knowledge and fostering a sense of belonging among Indigenous youth. By providing a platform for participants to engage with their heritage through art, the program not only preserves traditional practices but also empowers a new generation to carry them forward.

    Each art experience facilitated by Hidden Door Experiences directly contributes to the Art and Culture Program, ensuring its continued success and impact. Participants not only have the opportunity to create meaningful artwork but also to support a cause that is deeply rooted in community development and cultural preservation.

    Through their involvement in the program, participants gain not only artistic skills but also a deeper appreciation for the significance of Aboriginal Art within Indigenous culture. They learn about different styles, techniques, and the stories behind the artwork, forging a deeper connection to their heritage in the process.

  • FORMAT
  • We start the experience with a Welcome to Country before our artist introduces some of their artwork to talk through its meaning and the purpose.  Differing from western art, we delve into the story it tells and the significance of art to the community in storytelling.

    We look at different symbols used in traditional rock art, and what that tells us about the area that it was painted and it’s purpose.  For people with limited knowledge of Aboriginal Art this is an “aha” moment as we begin to look at artworks as a map and story rather than an aesthetic piece of art.

    We then flip the storytelling to people in the room and ask “how would you tell your story?” and where you recognise purpose and belonging.  How would you paint that?  How do you capture what you value most into one artwork?

    Using the campfire or gathering symbol, guests start to create their own artwork that tells their story, allowing guests to connect on a deeper level.  We invite guests to share their artwork at the end of the workshop, and share their story in an often emotional and powerful conclusion to the Aboriginal Art workshop.

Our approach is simple yet powerful. Each guest creates their own unique artwork, a visual expression of their own story. It’s a creative journey that transcends mere painting; it’s about purpose and connection.

But the storytelling doesn’t stop with your artwork. We invite all our guests to continue the theme by sharing their creations with those in the room which is a powerful and often emotional part of the experience.  Each piece is a testament to personal journeys and shared connections, woven into a collective narrative. It’s a tangible representation of the power of storytelling and art.

Through the act of creating art, we unite diverse perspectives into one shared vision of creativity and human connection.

Our respected team of Indigenous artists take guests on a journey through their own artworks to have a greater understanding of Aboriginal art and the story it tells.  Using a combination of modern and traditional Aboriginal art styles, it’s a great introduction for locals and visitors alike. 

“The meaning behind my artworks is about my spiritual connection to the dreaming. The white feet represent us keeping song and dance alive and the connection to our ancestors. It demonstrates traditional ceremonies, celebrations and the coming of age initiation sites.  I am very passionate about my artworks as all my works come from the heart and are originals.”

Hidden Door Experiences takes immense pride in its collaboration with Self Made Indigenous Corporation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering Indigenous youth across remote and rural regions of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. At the heart of this partnership lies a commitment to fostering cultural pride and connection through initiatives like the Art and Culture Program.

Through this program, participants engage in dynamic workshops designed to deepen their understanding of Indigenous heritage and art forms. One of the focal points of these workshops is the exploration of Aboriginal Art, a rich and diverse tradition that serves as a powerful expression of cultural identity and storytelling.

The Art and Culture Program offers more than just creative expression; it serves as a vital tool for strengthening cultural knowledge and fostering a sense of belonging among Indigenous youth. By providing a platform for participants to engage with their heritage through art, the program not only preserves traditional practices but also empowers a new generation to carry them forward.

Each art experience facilitated by Hidden Door Experiences directly contributes to the Art and Culture Program, ensuring its continued success and impact. Participants not only have the opportunity to create meaningful artwork but also to support a cause that is deeply rooted in community development and cultural preservation.

Through their involvement in the program, participants gain not only artistic skills but also a deeper appreciation for the significance of Aboriginal Art within Indigenous culture. They learn about different styles, techniques, and the stories behind the artwork, forging a deeper connection to their heritage in the process.

We start the experience with a Welcome to Country before our artist introduces some of their artwork to talk through its meaning and the purpose.  Differing from western art, we delve into the story it tells and the significance of art to the community in storytelling.

We look at different symbols used in traditional rock art, and what that tells us about the area that it was painted and it’s purpose.  For people with limited knowledge of Aboriginal Art this is an “aha” moment as we begin to look at artworks as a map and story rather than an aesthetic piece of art.

We then flip the storytelling to people in the room and ask “how would you tell your story?” and where you recognise purpose and belonging.  How would you paint that?  How do you capture what you value most into one artwork?

Using the campfire or gathering symbol, guests start to create their own artwork that tells their story, allowing guests to connect on a deeper level.  We invite guests to share their artwork at the end of the workshop, and share their story in an often emotional and powerful conclusion to the Aboriginal Art workshop.

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