During my talk with Jandamarra, we chatted about a few of his paintings, in particular those of Uncle Bob Randall titled "We are the Land", Uncle Jack Charles titled "Cleverman", and one of an Aboriginal boy leading a non-Indigenous boy by the hand titled "Walking Together". Click on the title links to Jandamarra's website for more information about these paintings. "Uncle Jack" is also another striking traditional dot-style contemporary portraiture.
Continue to Jandamarra's website for more of his story and artwork, and information about upcoming exhibitions.
We also talked about a powerful short film by Uncle Bob Randall called "Kanyini". Here is a link to the Kanyini website.
Towards the end of the podcast we mentioned Jandamarra's lovely wife, Amy Cadd, and the work she is doing in palliative care and around the challenging subject of death and dying. Here is a link to Amy's Facebook page.
Also, for anyone interested in arachnids and other (I won't say creepy) crawly terrestrial invertebrates, we gave a plug at the end of our talk to Jandamarra's young step-son, Winton. Follow Winton's passion and great photography on his Instagram site.
My work in town planning and environmental law gradually led me to wonder whether western society had lost a crucial connection with 'something'. In exploring what that 'something' might be, I looked to Indigenous knowledge and in doing so, became enthralled with the intriguing yet very complex concept of multi-dimensional songlines.