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‘Walking together as one mob’

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Jandamarra with his work “Ceremony – Women’s Business”

Fourteen months after the conclusion of his multi-state touring exhibition, two time Deadly Award finalist Jandamarra Cadd has put together the largest ever collection of his works to be exhibited.

The Butter Factory Arts Centre will be hosting this exciting display of existing and new works and, to top it off, Jandamarra has announced that he plans to unveil his Archibald entry for 2014 on opening night.

“This work is my most adventurous yet. I went somewhere with my painting that I’ve never gone before,” Jandamarra says.

“It has been a challenge, especially with completing it early along with my other pieces, but I really wanted to be able to share it with my community here on the Sunshine Coast before it goes down to Sydney to be judged.”

The exhibition, which is entitled “One People One Heart One Mob”, is consistent with the artist’s human condition themes and aims to show his passion for human rights and equality.

“For me, my portraits are not just about capturing a likeness but about how I can use them within an image to speak volumes about how we are all human beings, and about bringing awareness of this to promote a future for all people to walk together as one mob.

Jandamarra has been painting for 25 years and has quite a strong and large following which also extends to social media where he also shares many of his paintings.

“The official opening is free and all are welcome to attend,” says the artist. “I’m sure there will be something that each person will be able to connect with on a personal and universal level.”

The exhibition is at the Butter Factory Arts Centre from the 14th May until the 5th July. Official Opening Night is Friday 16th May at 6pm.

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