Karda is the Noongar word for goanna.
Noongar people live in the south west corner of Western Australia.
Barbara is a Ballardong Noongar yorga (woman) from the Eastern wheat belt in Western Australia and is connected to Whadjuk (Swan River) Noongar people following her maternal grandfather's lineage and has linkages with Badimia Yamitji people following her paternal lineage.
Badimia country is located in the Gascoyne Murchison area of Western Australia and sits north east of the city of Perth.
Barbara is an Indigenous artist whose artwork is contemporary and alive with rich and diverse themes that are representative of today's Aboriginal lifestyle whilst acknowledging the culture and heritage of her people. Barbara's paintings express emotive representations of every day life.
Philosophy of defining Aboriginal Art:
When something is part of the whole yet separate, draw a pattern around both, eventually they will connect and become one therefore being whole.
By Barbara Bynder
Barbara Bynder - Artist
Barbara is passionate about educating the wider community to the richness and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal people using the universal living language of art.
Karda offers a unique way of understanding contemporary Aboriginal culture and people in the following way:
The Art of Departing, Tanya Ransom - Musician
Check out this great video that Barbara created in collaboration with the year 11 & 12 students from Scotch College, in Perth, Western Australia.
Galbammindji is the Noongar name for Lake Claremont. The mural tells the story of the lake and its connections with the past whilst acknowledging how the lake is being used today.
Department of Commerce Aboriginal Employment Strategy: https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/aboriginal_employment_strategy_2013-2105.pdf
Department of Commerce RAP Plan: https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/rap2014-2016.pdf
Wagga Six Season Booklet, National Library of Australia: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6613420
Feel free to call Barb to discuss what it is you are looking for in a unique contemporary Aboriginal art work.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment