Group hunting animals
- Artist/s name
- William Barak
- watercolour over pencil and charcoal on paper
- (44.6 x 57.7 cm) (image and sheet)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Michael and Traudl Moon, 1995
- Gallery Location
- Gallery 5
Level 2, NGV Australia
William Barak embraced the media and materials that the settlers brought. He added brightly coloured paints and gouaches to his ochres and pigments and used paper instead of bark. In Group Hunting Animals from the 1890s, he used watercolour on top of pencil and charcoal.
In this work hunters dressed in long possum skin cloaks carry spears and a stone axe. They stalk native reptiles, birds and animals including emu, kangaroo, wallaby, turtle, turkey, platypus, echidna, snake, dingo and lyrebird.