• Google Art Project allows users to explore a massive collection of Indigenous Art (Google Art Project/Museum Victoria)
The Project gives global audiences unprecedented access to Australia’s wealth of Indigenous artists, bringing together 782 collections from museums and galleries all over the world on the one website.
By
Karina Marlow

31 May 2016 - 7:17 PM  UPDATED 31 May 2016 - 7:17 PM

The Google Art Project is a platform which has expanded exponentially since its inception in 2011. It allows the public to virtually tour some of the world’s most famous galleries including London’s Tate Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Using the same technology used to produce Google’s ‘Street View’, the high quality images captured allow the viewer to zoom in and appreciate the fine details of each work.

Over 27 Australian cultural institutions are represented, ranging from the Art Gallery of South Australia to Griffith University’s Australian Rock Art collection to Sculpture by the Sea. With items collected from early settlers such as the boomerang of legendary resistance fighter Jandamarra, through to contemporary art, the works exhibited illustrate the breadth of Indigenous art and history. 

Here are NITV's top 10 picks for you to check out online now:

Black Hammerhead Shark Eastern Island Dari Warrior Headdress, Ken Thaiday Snr

Find it on Google Art Project here

The Aboriginal Memorial at the National Gallery of Australia, Central Arnhem Land artists

Take a virtual tour of the Memorial here

Grandmother's gold country, Gabriella P Nungurray

Find it on Google Art project here

I bin learn, Deann Grant

Find it on Google Art Project here

Male Ancestor figure bark painting, Unknown artist, Western Arnhem Land

Find it on Google Art Project here

Ngura walkumunu (Being in a good camp), Pantjiti Mary McLean

Find it on Google Art project here

Triangular skirt made of pandanus palm, Unknown artist, Eastern Arnhem Land

Find it on Google Art Project here

30th Anniversary Event, Nunukul Yuggera Dancers 

Find it on Google Art Project here

Ships and bi-plane rock art, Djulirri, Western Arnhem Land

Find it on Google Art project here and hear an archaeologist talk about the significance of the site. 

Riji - carved pearl shells, Aubrey Tigan

 Find it on Google Art Project here. 

 

See more art on the new season of NITV's Colour Theory, hosted by Tony Albert. Screening from Sunday June 12 @ 9pm.