Murawari works – Roy Barker Jr
The diverse landscape of far north-west NSW encompasses the Barwon and Darling River Systems, artesian water wells, forest, scrub and plains. Negotiating the thousands of botanical species of this area and recognising not just what tree to cut but when and where to cut it is one of the many skills Barker has learnt from his family.
Now an established artist and artefact maker, Barker engages with the need to preserve the integrity and continuity of Aboriginal knowledge and techniques while embracing modern technologies and methods in his carving style.
Barker's works are exhibited as a commentary on the Western knowledge of system of scientific order devised by Carl Linnaeus.
Exhibition Dates: 24 July - 28 October 2007