Barney Ellaga
Barney was born in 1941 and was part of the Alawa language group, south east of Katherine. His tribe is from the upper reaches of the Cox and Arnold Rivers, south of the Roper River and west of the Gulf of Carpentaria. He was a senior law man and a highly regarded traditional elder of his people.

All of his artworks are visions of his land and country and have deep meaning for him. Each line represents a different aspect of his country; some of the features have come to him through his dreams. Barney paints his mother's country, which features rivers and billabongs. At times Barney will include Bandian - The King Brown Snake. His style is similar to ancient rock art throughout the Alawa country.
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