Denis Ebatarinja – Wombat Dreaming

Size: 66 cm x 72 cm

Artwork date: 1980’s

Medium: Oil on canvas

Denis Ebatarinja now in his 80’s is an Aboriginal artist from the Northern Territory. This work from the 1980’s captures the very important spiritual and physical connection between animals and the land that Aboriginals believe exists and also features the traditional colourful dabbing brushwork symbolic of Aboriginal art. As well as paintings he is known for his earthenware pieces one of which is held by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.