Creative Native Perth
About the Artist
Greg was born in Condoblin, NSW from an extended family of Wiradjuri artists and craftsmen. He proudly specialises in hand-painted wooden artifacts, including traditional termite hollowed didgeridoos of Mallee, eucalypt and ironbark wood.
About the Artwork
An aerial perspective of the Tingari. The Tingari Ancestors stopped at specific sites on their journey, and the events that occurred at each site as they camped there, gave rise to all the features of the surrounding environment and the animals and plants that are found there. These Creation events have been embodied in the song cycles learned by initiated Aboriginal elders, and these long narrative songs provide the Laws and social structures that people have lived under. As younger people are initiated into the Law, they are taken through gradual stages of knowledge of traditional matters, which becomes a life-long process.