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  • Ash Thomas Ash Thomas (Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri), A New World #2

Ash Thomas (Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri), A New World #2

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synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 2023


This painting represents the stories and knowledge passed down through the years about creation and our great connection to Country. I wanted to represent the beauty that my ancestors saw when their world first saw light. This is just one of the many beautiful things our mother spirit has given us along with our beautiful waterways, mountains, rainforests and bush.

The journey lines through the painting and the campsites represent our stories, culture and connection to Country that is passed down through the years through our stories and songs. The waratah represents the beauty that our mother spirit has created through the first spark that brought life.


Artist Bio:

Ash is a Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri man who was born in Shepparton. As a child he has fond memories of spending school holidays by the Murray River ‘without a worry in the world’. Ash has a lifelong passion for art and now practices his art on Wurundjeri Country. His artwork is detail oriented and represents a strong connection to his identity and culture.