MORNINGTON ISLAND ART is one of the longest running art and cultural organisations in Australia situated in the remote Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia.
Mornington Island Art has a long-held history dating back to the early 1970s. Notably, artist Dick Roughsey’s depictions of dancers of Mornington Island with their unique conical feathered hats and powerful body painting in his series of children’s picture books.
Mornington Island artists are heavily influenced and connected to their land and culture in their artistic interpretation. The artists experiment with different forms of media and techniques with fearlessness. The artists explore their culture, dance and language through contemporary artforms.
Image: John Williams telling his granddaughter about Lardil Dream Time Stories. Courtesy: Mornington Island Art.