Clinton Smith is an Aboriginal Artist also known as Yonga. He was born in the bush land near Wagin, in South West Australia on the 2nd of March 1973. Clinton is a Noongar man from the Bibbulun/Bennolong Tribe on his maternal side and from his paternal side Noongar from Kangang Tribe.
Clinton shares his time between Kalgoorlie region and Perth. Some of his projects include workshops for Eastern Goldfields Senior High School, Marku Stadium, Freefall Theatre, and Public Murals.
His artwork includes dot painting, murals, rock art, bark paintings, landscapes, didgeridoos painting, animal artefacts, spears, woomeras and other hunting weapons.
Clinton’s main preoccupation is to use his art and skills to help Aboriginal people in desperate circumstances such as street kids. Assisting to address the problems of "at risk youth" by offering real and practical solutions by teaching and learning traditional Aboriginal Culture, with its diversity and avenues of self-identity, heritage and life skills.
Clinton plays the didgeridoo and is also a Dreamtime Story Teller. He has been given permission by his Elders to paint Dreamtime Stories - Dreaming Child and Desert Dot Art from the Heart.