Artist Profile

Danny Eastwood
Born :1943
Location :Western Sydney
Tribe :Ngemba, Kamilaroi


Danny Eastwood


Danny Eastwood was born in 1943 in New South Wales. He is from Ngamba Tribe of Western Sydney. Ngamba is a sub-tribe of Kamilaroi people.

A self-taught artist, Danny Eastwood has worked across a number of styles of paintings, illustration, cartooning. He has been providing "Koori Mail", The Fortnightly Indigenous Newspaper, with one cartoon every fortnight for the past 20 years.

Danny Eastwood has also been teaching art across the western suburbs of Sydney, working with children, elders and prison inmates.

Dot work and colour combinations in Danny's art are outstanding. Also the details he creates in each painting mesmerises the viewers. Danny uses different materials and shadings to make his paintings unique. His Aboriginal designs on T-Shirts and panels are very popular.

Danny Eastwood was one of the official artists of year 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

He was selected the Aboriginal Artist of the year in NSW in 1992, and in 1993 won the National Artist of the year award.

In 2008 he won the Parliament of New South Wales Indigenous Art Prize.

Danny Eastwood has created murals displayed in local councils of Southern Sydney and Parramatta.

Also together with his sons Jamie and Trevor created some murals for the Pemulwuy Park in suburb of Redfern that runs alongside of the railway.

His sons Jamie Eastwood (Mugudun) and Trevor Eastwood (Djapardi) are renowned artists who create great patterns on different mediums especially on canvas and didgeridoos.




                        Danny Eastwood at Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre


You are welcome to visit the art Gallery to view Danny Eastwood and other aboriginal artists artwork on linen/canvas, didgeridoo, boomerang, coolamon and pottery at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York St, Sydney, 2000, NSW, Australia


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