Did you know that Australia’s first rock art site dates back to 30,000 years ago? This is because all cultures have a medium to tell their stories and histories and rock paintings and art are also one such form that is used in Australia. The First Nations People used rock art in public and sacred spaces to tell stories when they first arrived. This rock art has been preserved and showcases these people’s rich history and culture.
Australia has over 100,000 rock art sites, and the number is set to grow higher. If you are also a rock art lover and want to use rock painting to showcase your artistic talent, you should know how to prime your rocks and here are a few tips to help you out:
Priming involves smoothening the surface of a rock to remove any rough and grainy textures so that when you apply your paint, the surface is not bumpy or scratchy. It also helps the colours of your artwork pop more and will absorb the paint properly. This will save your paint brushes and pen nibs from damage will involve using less paint and give your painting a new life.
Rock art has been around for ages and is still relevant and popular in today’s age. If you are well-versed in Australian history and Aboriginal art, you can display this on your rocks and showcase these at an art centre in Australia. You will not only be showcasing your own talent but will also give people a glimpse of Aboriginal art and Australian history.