Jamie Eastwood (Mugudun)
Jamie Eastwood was born in 1971 in New South Wales. He is son of renowned Aboriginal artist/cartoonist and aboriginal right activist, Danny Eastwood.
Jamie Eastwood is originally from Ngemba Tribe with a Totem of (Blue Tongue Lizard) or (Mugudun), however he has been living in Dharug Tribe for about 30 years.
"We were moved from our land to south and forced to work in a mission...." He recalls his grandmother's memories.
Jamie Eastwood started creating amazing paintings under influence of his father at the very young age. His mother Pam Eastwood also an artist from non aboriginal background had great influence on young Jamie's life.
Mugudun has been teaching Aboriginal Art and Culture in over 200 Universities, TAFEs and art schools around Australia. He is also archaeological site officer on Aboriginal sites.
Jamie Eastwood's works are beautiful and full of motion and seem moving.
In one of his interviews he said: "My mission Statement is to achieve reconciliation for all Australians through my Art".
1992 NSW State Aboriginal Artist of the Year award.
2000 Young Australian of the Year - Parramatta area for the services to the art.
2000 Centennial Medal presented by Blacktown City Council for Art Achievement.
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Official Artist, for equestrian jump, Seven Hundred meter pathway Mural showing local history of Parramatta area and a current tourist attraction.
You are welcome to visit the art gallery to view Jamie Eastwood and other aboriginal artists artwork on Linen/Canvas, Coolamon, Boomerang, Didgeridoo and Pottery at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York STREET, SYDNEY, NSW, 2000, Australia