RISING STAR OF VISUAL ARTS
INSPIRING ABORIGINAL ARTIST USES HIS UNIQUE SKILLS TO BE A PEACEFUL VOICE FOR UNITY
Continuing our series of stories about Sunshine Coast artists we look at Jandamarra Cadd. With NAIDOC Week in full swing and the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize starting later this month, Jandamarra Cadd is one of our rising stars of the Sunshine Coast visual art world.
Cadd is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, and 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 storytelling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia.
Painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity and storytelling and in many of his paintings of the human condition, he seeks to be a peaceful voice for unity.
Cadd uses a variety of styles and mediums; with his unique blend of traditional Aboriginal art techniques along with his own signature contemporary portraiture.
Cadd is a finalist in this year’s Sunshine Coast Art Prize and has been a finalist in many major portrait art prizes within Australia including the Archibald Prize in 2014.
You can find out more about Jandamarra and his art at www.jandamarrasart.com.
Visit www.sunshinecoastartgallery trail.com.au for more.
Butter Factory Arts Centre - Cooroy
Hear my Voice : First Nations Artists Exhibition dates : Until July 23
Hear my Voice is an exhibition of local indigenous Australian artists to coincide with NAIDOC week. With ambassador and exhibiting artist Jandamarra Cadd alongside Paul Calcott and Lyndon Davis this exhibition is about showcasing our established and emerging First Nation artists residing here on Gubbi Gubbi, Kabi Kabi Country.
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Being Human : Bianca Beetson
Exhibition dates: Until July 21
Being Human is an exhibition of recent photographic works by Kabi Kabi artist Bianca Beetson which explore notions of identity. A culmination of seven years of research exploring Aboriginal identity through the medium of self-portraiture, Beetson has used smartphone technology to create all the photographic works in this show. Marochydore Library Artspace Connectedness to Country : Jinibara & Kabi Kabi artists
Exhibition dates: Until August 10
Caloundra Regional Gallery & Sunshine Coast Libraries present the next exhibition for the Maroochydore Library Artspace. To coincide with and celebrate NAIDOC week, a selection of works will be on display by Jinibara artist Jason Murphy & Kabi-kabi First Nation artist Hope O’chin.
NAIDOC WEEK: Artist Jandamarra Cadd with Mindari's Dreaming . LEFT: Sharing by Jandamarra Cadd. BOTTOM LEFT: Bianca Beetson's Friday 3 live. BOTTOM RIGHT: Jason Murphy's Yalam Mowar.