Justin Ronberg spent his youth in the Northern Territory and the central Desert regions where he was encouraged by his family to pursue his Artistic talents. From an early age Justin has been inspired by the mind-blowing sounds of the didgeridoo. Justin’s father is Bunna Lawrie, a member of the international band Coloured Stone, his country is the Nullarbor coastal areas of the Great Australian Bight. Justin’s mother is Emily Anne Ronberg of the Luritja-Arrente tribe of the central desert, NT.Justin’s Australian landscape and earth images paint a strong sense connection with the Australian outback (bush). His creations are earthy, vibrant and full of life.The sounds and visions of the Australian landscape are expressed through his unique style of painting. This creative expression reflects his ongoing artistic journey to promote his cultural heritage.Principles of art and craft were given to him to enable Justin to follow his artistic path. Justin is an internationally recognised and collected artist, who is also a fantastic didgeridoo performer and teacher.
About the artwork
This artwork represents the Goanna (The Protector). Carefully painted with a sponge technique and intricate dot work, the goanna is depicted dancing a traditional goanna ceremony around several waterholes, underneath the Milky-Way. This ceremony is performed to ensure the protection of the land and the beings that walk it. The goanna also signifies the spirits of Justin’s ancestors. Justin paints the goanna with the hope that its unique qualities will find its way in the home that the artwork is hung.