How To Hang Aboriginal Art

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People often ask which the correct way is to hang Aboriginal art.  The answer in most cases is however way you want.  Many Indigenous paintings are an aerial representation or portrayal of the land, so in essence a map.  It is a topical view of the land. A map can be viewed from any angle so therefore so can many Aboriginal artworks.  The general consensus therefor is that you can hang Aboriginal art any way you like.

The artists customarily paint on the floor working around the canvas.  In general they do not take offence as to which way their art is hung.  This certainly gives the buyer the choice to how the art is orientated and makes Aboriginal art very versatile.

Here are some examples:

aboriginal art horizontal

Aboriginal Artwork Portrait Style

 

 

Aboriginal Art Landscape

 

 

Aboriginal Art Portrait

 

 

The only exception to the rule is where it is obvious that the artist’s painting is intended to be viewed a particular way like a painting of a scene, animals, or landscape.

 

Here are some examples.

 

Aboriginal Art Hung Landscape only

 

 

Aboriginal Art Hung Landscape style

 

 

Aboriginal Art Hung Landscape only

 

 

Aboriginal Art Hung Landscape only

Aboriginal Art Hung Landscape only

 

So hang your artwork the way you want and the way it works for your unique space.

 

 

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