Jandamarra Cadd – a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, 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.
Painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity and story telling and in many of his paintings of the human condition, he seeks to be a peaceful voice for unity. Jandamarra uses a variety of styles and mediums; with his unique blend of traditional aboriginal art techniques along with his own signature contemporary portraiture.
Jandamarra has not only been a finalist in every major Portrait Art Prize in Australia, but is also in very high demand as an Inspirational Speaker and Ambassador.
Semi-finalist in the Doug Moran Portraiture Prize 2017
Finalist in The Clayton Utz Art Award 2017
Finalist in The Kennedy Prize 2016
Finalist in The Clayton Utz Art Award 2016
Winner of People’s Choice – Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016
Finalist in The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016
Finalist in The Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2016
Finalist in The Black Swan Art Prize 2015
Winner of SJOGHC Online People’s Choice Prize 2015
Finalist in The Archibald Prize 2014
Finalist for Indigenous Artist of the Year – The Deadly Awards 2013
Finalist for Indigenous Artist of the Year – The Deadly Awards 2011
People’s Choice Award 2010 – Que Sera Sera Exhibition (Toowoomba)
People’s Choice Award 2008 – Wondai Art Gallery Through Our Eyes – Collaborative exhibition
Indigenous Employees Award 2007 – National Art Award (Canberra) Drawn Together
Highly Recommended 2007 – Arts Spectacular Competition
The People’s Choice Award 2005 – Faces of Arranounbi, Redcliffe Cultural Centre