Ratjuk (barramundi) by Gary Smith

Ratjuk (barramundi)

Gary paints stories from his Dhuwa homeland in northeast Arnhem Land. Stories are passed on either paternally or maternally and Gary would have learnt these stories from his ancestors. The cross-hatching style is a traditional painting style of this area and can represent elements such as water, air and wind.

His paintings often feature totemic animals of the fresh waters of north east Arnhem Land.