LEADING Noongar/Yamatji artist Lance Chadd, who paints under his tribal name Tjyllyungoo, will launch his new exhibition Kardamorda at the Forest Heritage Centre, Dwellingup on Sunday, July 2 at the start of Naidoc Week celebrations.
Tjyllyungoo means elder man/wisdom/law and the name expresses his skills with his stunning landscapes that have been highly acclaimed in Australia, Japan and the USA.
Some of his work can be found in private collections as well as the Art Gallery of WA and the Berndt Museum collection.
Chadd has won many awards including the Australian Council Fellowship, the BHP Acquisitive Award for excellence in the Noongar Country exhibition and Naidoc Artist of the Year.
The title Kardamorda is Noongar for the Darling Range.
Chadd paints his visions of Australia’s harsh yet fragile environment in order to iterate his affinity with the land that symbolises his heritage and the essence of his own personal identity.
The exhibition will display some of his finest work and is open to the public.
The opening day includes an art workshop in the morning and the official opening in the afternoon.
The exhibition will run for three months.