Kurun Warun Biography
Kurun Warun was born in Queensland in 1966 and is from the Gunditjmara tribe. Kurun’s line of heritage can be traced back to Truganini, the last living Tasmanian Queen. Kurun was taught and encouraged by his mother to begin painting at a young age and today he is internationally recognised for both his artistic and musical skills. Living and working now in Noosa hinterland in South East Queensland, Kurun’s works represent the development of contemporary Aboriginal abstract art. While his paintings are often not clear at first glance, the stories they portray being to reveal themselves through colour, line and space.
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.
Kurun Warun Resumé
Cambridge University , England
The Edge, Auckland
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Coolum
Pierce Brosnan - Private Collection
Michael Schumacher - Private Collection
Prime Minister of Turkey - Private Collection
Sultan Indris Shah of Selangor , Malaysia - Private Collection