Stories and songs have been used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years as a way of passing on knowledge and today in contemporary Indigenous Australia storytelling is still a very important way of passing on information. These stories can be seen in the colourful artworks Aboriginal artist create.
By using traditional and sacred symbols artists keep their traditional and cultural stories alive. Some which have only been spoken before. The dreamtime stories or Jukurrpa are more than myths and legends. They are the oral textbook of Aboriginal knowledge, spirituality and wisdom from when time began, they tell of the protocols and laws set down by the creators of this land.