Aboriginal Stringy Bark Paintings

Nonggirrnga Marawila — Thunderman raining down

Along with rock paintings, bark paintings were among the original art works created by Aboriginal peoples of Australia.

Many’tji design representing a fish trap

While many artists use modern media today, I was drawn to those works depicting earth colours derived from pigments in the Northern Territory soil when I visited the National Gallery of Victoria.

Gulumbu Yunupingu — Gan’yu (Stars)