Jandamarra Cadd
Language: Yorta Yorta
Region: Wadi Wadi VIC | Dja Dja Warung VIC
Collections: Attorney General’s Office, Canberra; Swinburne University; Lendlease - Melbourne; VACCA - Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Association; United Synergies; Anahata Yoga Temple (Eumundi) ; VAEAI - Victorian Aboriginal Education Associates Inc; Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Assoc Ltd
Awards: 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, Que Sera Sera Exhibition (Toowoomba) People's Choice Award 2010, Wondai Art Gallery Through Our Eyes - Collaborative exhibition People's Choice Award 2008, National Art Award (Canberra) Drawn Together Indigenous Employees Award 2007, Arts Spectacular Competition Highly Recommended 2007, Faces of Arranounbi, Redcliffe Cultural Centre The People's Choice Award 2005

Portrait artist with origins in Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung in Victoria. He was introduced to painting at the age of 15 and credits this mode of expression for 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.

He was a finalist in The Archibald Prize 2014 and also a finalist for Indigenous Artist of the Year – The Deadly Awards in 2011 and 2013.

He has exhibited in numerous galleries Australia-wide. His work was part of the major solo touring exhibition, Past.Present.Future (2012-13).