Gordon Barunga

Gordon Barunga Aboriginal artist

Born Derby, 1961. The third son of Albert (dec) and Pudja Barunga,

Gordon schooled at Derby District High School and loved drawing and sketching landscpes and Australian animals. When Gordon left school he went and worked as a stockman on the Mowanjum owned Pantijan Cattle station about 400km north of Derby on one of the roughest roads in Australia.

Gordon worked at a number of Kimberley places, such as Pantijan Station, One Arm Point and Christmas Creek, before embarking on his artistic career.

Gordon paints both traditional Wandjina images and scenes of the Pantijan country in the style of Albert Namatjira and the Hermannsburg school of realistic watercolour landscapes. His work captures the austerity of the Wandjina figures in a way that closely depicts the actual Kimberley cave paintings and shows his love of his country and all that lives in it.

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Gordon Barunga Aboriginal painting

Acrylic on canvas board