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 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 depicts the Emu, Kangaroo, Snake and Goanna among several running waterholes, dancing under the Milky-Way. The dots represent the different Aboriginal communities surrounding Ukaka; these communities all share the land and also share a mutual respect of the animals that call that land home.
The Kangaroo represents Bush Tucker and was an important source of Bush Tucker for Justin’s tribe, and the Emu represents Good Fortune; while the Goanna represents the protector of the land and the Snake depicts the Creator of the land. Justin paints these animals with the hope that their unique qualities will find its way in the home that the artwork is hung.