Barney Ellaga

Born: 1939Barney Ellaga, aboriginal artist

People: Wamutjan

Language: Alawa

Area: Hodgson Downs

Barney is a Senior law man within his Alawa Community. His style is reminiscent of the ancient rock art painted in caves through out his peoples land. Each line represents a different aspect of his country.

Exhibitions:

Individual Exhibitions:

2004 – All Alaway Country, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

2002 – Painting Mambali Country, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

2000 – All Alawa, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

1999 – Alawa Country, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

Group Exhibitions:

2005 – Recent work by Barney and Tibby Ellaga, Raft Artspace, Darwin.

2004 – All about art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne; Colour Power – Aboriginal Art Post 1984, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne.

2003 – Art Miami, January Florida USA, represented by Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne; Bush Gardens of Roper River, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia.

2002 – Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art, touring exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, 2002; Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne; Water Country, Kluge-Ruhe Collection, October 11 2002 – January 18 2003, University of Virginia, USA; Inaugural exhibition at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, October 2002.

2001 – Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art, touring exhibition, Department of Culture, Regional Government of Madrid, Spain; A Private View: 1971 – 2001, thirty years of contemporary Aboriginal art, McClelland Gallery, Melbourne, 10th May – 23rd June;Space, Artists for Kids Culture Trust fundraiser exhibition & auction, Mira Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne; All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, 2001.

2000 – Artfair 2000, represented by Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne; All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

1999 – All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

1998 – Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

1997 – Ngundungunya: Art for Everyone, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Beat Strit – Art of South East Arnhem Land, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

1996/97 – Café Alcaston, in conjunction with Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

1996 – All About Art, Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne.

1995 – Hogarth Galleries, Sydney in conjunction with Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne; The Twelfth National Aboriginal Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory..

1994 – Gallerie Australis, Adelaide in conjunction with Alcaston House Gallery Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne; Australian Heritage Commission Art Award & Exhibition, Canberra.

1993 – Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne.

1992 – Gulf Country, Christine Abrahams Gallery, in conjunction with Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne; Ngundungunya Artists, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney in conjunction with Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne.

1991 – Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne; Tandanya Aboriginal River Calendar, SA.

1989 – Utopia & Ngukurr, Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne.

Collections:

Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth.

Laverty Collection, Sydney.

Macquarie Bank Collection, Sydney.

National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., SA.

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Northern Land Council Native Title Collection, Darwin.

R.H. & A. Myer Collection, Melbourne.