Jamie Eastwood is from Darug tribe, where he lives. He is connected to Ngemba Tribe from her grand mother's side with a Totem of (Blue Tongue Lizard) or (Mugudun).
"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 Universities, TAFEs and art schools around Australia. He is also archaeological site officer on Aboriginal sites.
Jamie Eastwood's works are beautiful, full of motion and deep meanings.
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, creating a Seven Hundred meters pathway Mural showing local history of Parramatta area, now a living 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