Fred and Ned Grant are senior lawmen from Spinifex country and part of the Spinifex Arts Project. They were born in the desert in the middle of last century and lived their early life the traditional semi-nomadic way on the bright red earth of Spinifex. They played and hunted under vast deep blue skies that were endlessly filled with stars at night. Ned Grant They grew up on the land learning desert life and it's lore, becoming apprentices to its spiritual secrets in adolesce
The Rainbow Serpent myths are some of the most important stories in Aboriginal culture. These stories are part of 'Dreamtime' or 'The dreaming', they are the creation myths of the aboriginal people. Dreamtime (Tjukurrpa) stories tell of great spirits in animal and human form who sculpted the featureless earth. Stories have been passed down the generations for thousands of years and are the basis of Aboriginal spirituality - they are often humorous, and sometimes rather dark!