The Warrnambool Art Gallery presents a special two-week viewing of Proud by Artist Jandamarra Cadd, to honour the extraordinary impact of Archie Roach AM, a Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/ Djab Wurrung) Bundjalung Senior Elder, song-man and storyteller. Following his passing earlier this year, the acquisition of his portrait acknowledges his enormous legacy in Australia’s arts and culture and celebrates him as one of our nation’s greatest artists, an inspiration to many and a powerful catalyst for change that will echo for generations.
Displayed in the Maar Nation Gallery, Proud was generously donated to the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection by the Drinkwater Family.
Jandamarra Cadd is an Aboriginal (Yorta Yorta) man who was introduced to the paintbrush at age 15 after a troubled childhood growing up as an outsider in his own land. Painting became an outlet to transform his pain and trauma. Three decades later Cadd has become known for his unique blend of traditional techniques and inventive, contemporary application.
This painting was initially presented as a finalist in the 2014 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Warrnambool Art Gallery acknowledges the sensitive nature of this showing. For private after-hours viewings and accessibility requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org