Proud Ngiyampaa artist Hunter Barnes with his lyrebird oil painting. This is part of his native animal series. He wanted to capture in oils the beauty of the muted colours of the lyrebird against its eye-catching tail. Hunter loves realism, but also for people to know the animals dreaming story.
The Lyrebird in the Dreaming story, is given the role of the peacemaker in the first great dispute between all creatures. As a reward, the spirits gave Lyrebird the ability to be the only animal able to communicate to all the other animals.