For century upon century, Australian Aborigines have passed down their beliefs, their stories and the soul of their amazing culture through their art. They have blended the everyday with the mystical, the reality with the dreaming. Originally painted in nature's gallery - on cliffs and in caves - the ancient art has survived the passing of time.
Terry Dhurritjini Yumbulul brings the Dreamtime alive for all cultures of the world, sharing the unique heritage of the oldest race on earth. His name is known internationally for his work on canvas, and he brings the same quality of craftsmanship to his artistic designs for casual clothing. Screenprinted Yumbulul designs can be bought on casual clothing including T-shirts, polo shirts and fleecy sweaters.
Terry is a full blood Aborigine from the Warramiri tribe. True aboriginal art is subject to tribal guidelines. Terry, who is an elder of his tribe, based at Elcho Island, abides by the old traditions and taboos and is careful to preserve his heritage in the form it was handed down to him
His pictures tell the stories of his tribe, immortalising animals, birds, reptiles and bush scenes. The art features the four ochres important to the ancient aboriginal style of art. The black, white, yellow ochre and red ochre shades are, Terry believes, indicative of the four major races of the world.