Creative Native Perth
About the artist:
Eugene Goolagong lives in Western New South Wales. He is a member of the Wiradjuri tribe. A self taught craftsman, Eugene has been painting and producing didgeridoos since 1988. Mallee and box gum are the timbers Eugene collects to make his didgeridoos. He searches great distances for the white ant hollowed wood which he finds within a 100 km radius of his home. Prior to working exclusively on his craft, Eugene worked as a saw mill operator and builders labourer. Eugene is related to Yvonne Cawley Goolagong, Australian Wimbledon tennis champion. Eugene designs images of native flora, fauna and bush tucker into his didgeridoos using a combination of paint and electric burner onto the wood.