Aboriginal artist puts on dream show

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An Aboriginal artist whose dreams form the basis of his paintings has brought his one-man show to London.

Former cattle stockman turned painter Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 65, is a master at combining in a single painting a number of dreaming trails and the stories - which go back to the creation of Australia - are depicted in his work.

The artist, who was one of the founders of the Aboriginal art movement which came to the fore in the 1970s, takes viewers of his work through a landscape, mapping out the stories in his dreams, of which he is the custodian, on to canvas.

So popular are his paintings that one of them is featured in the Queen's personal collection. Mr Possum's latest show - his third in Britain - runs at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in Windmill Street, central London, until 5 July.

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