My name is Barbara Catania (nee Maynard) and I am a proud Barkandji/Ngiyampaa Woman who lives in Melbourne Victoria.
I am a direct descendant from the Clark and Harris Families from Western NSW, My great Grandmother on my grandfathers side (Arthur Clark) was Granny Moisey. My Great Grandfather on my Grandmothers side (Ruby Harris) was Grandfather Dave Harris.
Although I live in Melbourne, I regularly visit my Homelands to maintain my connection to the land and Family.
The Paintings on the Clapsticks and indigenous animal paintings depicts our Dreamtime stories about land, water, animals and plants. As part of my cultural heritage I use a lot of line work as indicative of my Barkandji background, where as dot work is more associated with central Australian indigenous people.