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From enduring a challenging childhood to becoming an Archibald Prize Finalist, 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 art 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.

AWARDS

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