THIS IS ME
A REGULAR INSIGHT INTO SUNSHINE COAST PERSONALITIES
Jandamarra Cadd is of Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung indigenous descendent. He is an inspirational man with many stories to tell.
With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s artwork is emotive and insightful and is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia.
Jandamarra is also known for his powerful voice, representing the views and values of the region’s first nation people.
1. Favourite time of day and why?
Early morning because everything is crisp and fresh. Birds are singing their songs as the sun meets the dew and the light illuminates all the morning colours.
2. What excites you?
Whether through people or situations, I really enjoy getting to glimpse something afresh or anew, an invitation to something outside of my every day life.
3. Favourite sport? Player or spectator?
Volleyball and playing.
4. Best childhood memory?
Exploring the bush up the back of our house and catching wild mullet and finding wild melons whilst running from brown snakes. Sometimes all in one day’s adventure.
5. Where were you born?
6. Where would you like to holiday?
Out in the villages of Vietnam or Thailand.
7. Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet?
I prefer dogs but we do have both a cat and a dog, along with chickens.
8. Who are your heroes?
Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley and John Lennon.
9. What is your dream job?
Doing it full time as an artist. Or alternatively holding sleep retreats where I get to partake and catch up on years of sleep deprivation.
10. What will you be doing in 10 years?
Continuing to be a voice for those that don’t have one and empowering those that are willing, while absorbing the wonder of life with family and community connections along the way.
11. What’s the best thing about living on the Sunshine Coast?
The lifestyle and the natural abundance. The pockets of community that walk in the same direction collectively caring for this very special place.