What's on at the Institute this month
The Institute of Koorie Education is proud to be hosting internationally renowned artist, selected as 2014 Archibald Prize finalist, Jandamarra Cadd and his 'One Mob' exhibition until the 31st of August 2015.
IKE Visual Arts graduate Jandamarra Cadd is an Aboriginal Artist with his origins being the Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung People in Victoria. He was introduced to painting at the age of 15 and credits this tool of expression as 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. Painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity and storytelling of the universal truth of connection. In many of his paintings of the human condition, he seeks to be a peaceful voice for the oppressed and minorities.
His focus is to use portraiture in a way to allow the viewer a glimpse into the depths of humanity and the expansive expression of the individual soul.