Barney Daniels Tjungurray

Snake and Goanna

This artwork describes a successful hunt for snakes and lizards, men´s Ceremony, bush tucker and witchery grubs.

Acrylic on linen. Certificate of Authenticity.

67 x 45 cm.

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Barney Daniels Tjungurray


Barney was born around 1949 and died in 1977. He lived in the Northern Territory at Haast Bluff and belonged to the Luritja tribe. His mother was an Anmatyerre and father was Warlpiri.

Barney worked as a stockman on Halls Creek cattle station. In the early 80´s he started painting at Papunya.

The backround of his paintings is stippled and depicts the vegetation of the landscape, bush and bushfires.

His artwork describes a successful hunt for snakes and lizards, men´s Ceremony, bush tucker and witchery grubs.

He was a very talented artist. Since his death his artwork has became highly collectable and will continut to appreciate in value.