John Smith Gumbala is a proud descendant of the Wakka Wakka people of Queensland-Australia. His artworks portray the rich earthy tones and vibrant colours of his country and culture. The traditional and contemporary artworks featured in his art unique diverse symbols, motif rtistic mediums. He is also an adopted son and family member of the traditional Yolngu People of Galiwinku-Elcho Island in the Northern Territory.