Faron Nunn

Biography:

I was born in Cairns on 9th June, 1980 and raised in Wujal Wujal. My family tribal clan group is Nyungkal which runs from Shipton Flat, Kings Plain and Helenvale which is about 20 min drive north of Wujal Wujal in Far North Queensland. My totem is the black cockatoo.

I have been painting for a few years now, before becoming a painter I was more into being a musician. I am the drummer in our local Dalkan band.

I like to paint animals from the area in which I come from birds, fish, goanna, eel, kangaroo and snakes just to name a few.

One of my favourite paintings that I have done is of a sea serpent. This painting if of my grandmother’s totem and the story that she told me I will never forget. With my art I would like to travel the world and pass the knowledge on to the next generation in my community so that they can keep our story alive.

Date of Birth: 9/06/1980
Language/s: Kuku Yalanji, Kuku Nyungkul
   
Group Exhibitions
2016, July Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns  2016 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
2015, July Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns  2015 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
2014, July Umi Arts (Touring Nationally)  Freshwater Saltwater: Existence Exhibition
   
Mediums     Acrylic on Canvas, Lino Cut Prints, Ochre on Paper, Screenprint on 100% linen, Wood, String and Synthetic Polymer Paint
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