SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Primary medium: OIL ON CANVAS
Jandamarra Cadd (b.1973) is a Aboriginal Artist with his
origins being the Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung People
in Victoria. He was introduced to painting at the age of
15 and credits this tool of expression as his survival
from a challenging childhood treated as a second class
citizen in his own land. Jandamarra uses a variety of
styles and mediums, favouring oil on canvas, with his
unique blend of traditional aboriginal art techniques
along with a contemporary and inventive portraiture.
Painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to
express his creativity and story telling of the
universal truth of connection. In many of his paintings
of the human condition, he seeks to be a peaceful voice
for the oppressed and minorities. His focus is to use
portraiture in a way to allow the viewer a glimpse into
the depths of humanity and the expansive expression of
the individual soul.
Jandamarra has won many awards for his art and is also
an Archibald finalist.