Kurun Warun born in 1966, whose name means ‘Hissing Swan’ is from the Noosa hinterland in South East Queensland. He is a member of the Guntijamara tribe and is a descendant from Truganini, the last Tasmanian indigenous queen.
He is best known for his exceptional dot art and talent as a didgeridoo musician. He expresses his culture through art and music, and has won international recognition in these fields.
Starting at just eight years of age, he has become a sort after artist; his works now are valuable pieces of collectable Aboriginal art. His Aboriginal dot paintings have a traditional meaning which is not always immediately discernable, but within the colours, lines and space we are led through his dreaming.
Kurun Warun also finds expression through traditional dance and music. Being an accomplished didgeridoo musician he has performed around the world in places as far flung as Italy and Korea. He played a role in the Sydney 2000 Olympic games as a traditional artist, has appeared on NBC in the United States and before Chelsea Clinton, former US president’s daughter and was a performer at an event for Oprah Winfrey’s visit to Australia in 2011.
Kurun’s bold contemporary style as a painter has proven very popular with critics and collectors around the globe.