Geoffrey Woods is from Gnowangerup, South of Albany and is a Noongar man of the Wilomin people of the South West of Western Australia.
Geoff started painting in 1986, his style is traditional, but unique and inspired by the Dreamtime stories of his people. Geoff came to live in Perth, six years ago. He painted stories from his country that had been passed down to him from his tribal elders for many generations.
Land means different things to non-Indigenous and Aboriginal people. The latter have a spiritual, physical, social and cultural connection.
Land management and care are vital for Aboriginal health and provide jobs.
Many Aboriginal artworks tell about the connection between people and their land.
In this painting Geoffrey Woods depicts the footsteps of his people from the waterhole to their campsites. The resources of the land are shared with the Kangaroos and Emus that live on his land.