Acrylic on canvas
Ashley is a proud Bardi man, with many connections, but only identifies himself as a traditional custodian of the Ardi’ol clan group. He lives in Ardyaloon Community on the Dampier Peninsula. Ashley was inspired by his grandmother’s art. Growing up listening to traditional stories and making artefacts with his father and uncles, he discovered he was a naturally gifted artist. Being self-taught he began sketching and painting about his Bardi culture, animals, and dreamtime stories. Ashley has always held the vision of having his artwork on clothing in the global market. Milimilonjoon is the story of when dreamtime started, a long-time ago.