Bundarra Dingal (Cassowary Egg) Theatre
See how art is used to express Australia’s diverse Indigenous culture.
Discover the diversity of Indigenous culture throughout Australia and how it is expressed through the medium of art.
Learn about the Dreamtime stories of the Djabugay people depicted on Heart of My People, a wall-size painting, which was once the stage curtain for the Tjapukai Theatre when it was situated in Kuranda. The circular design in the centre of the painting depicts Kuranda, which to the Djabugay people was the traditional meeting place for clans to come together for a corroboree.
A common link among most tribes throughout Australia is the traditional colours of ochre red, ochre yellow, white and black used in painting. Red and yellow can be found from the ground and rocks, white comes from clay and black from charcoal.