Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Kinship Nurtures Culture from the Heart and Spirit

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Kinship Nurtures Culture from the Heart and Spirit

Article excerpt

JANDAMARRA Cadd's fans are everywhere.

He can go few places on the Sunshine Coast without being recognised.

With a massive number of followers on social media (tens of thousands across 45 countries), the artist and inspirational speaker has had to become accustomed to his public recognition.

Born and raised in Brisbane in the '70s, life certainly wasn't an easy road, and Jandamarra's redemption from a potential life behind bars was his simple and timely introduction to a paintbrush.

He began with painting stories from his Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung ancestry, then was drawn to portraiture after the experience of seeing his nieces exuding the joyous innocence of youth that he so desired to have.

He knew he needed to paint not only for his own healing but also for that of others -- especially future generations.

After living in Melbourne for his early adulthood, in a moment of revelation, Jandamarra quit his secure government job and a lifestyle of drowning his pain in alcohol and fast-food, and moved to the Sunshine Coast to pursue his connection to the environment and explore his gift. …

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