Barney Ellaga "Snake Egg Dreaming"
270 x 126 cms Acrylic on Linen Canvas
Born c. 1939, Barney Ellaga is a senior custodian, traditional owner and law-man of the Alawa community, situated west of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The country is called Minyerri, Southern Arnhem Land.
Barney's works have an indelible connection with the Dreamings related to his country, and for several sacred sites he is the guardian, having total control over the entry by non-countrymen and maintaining the Tradition and heritage of these areas.