The work of Joshua Wawa Jungerboi of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) will be displayed at the Straddievarious gallery, Cleveland Harbourside this month.
Joshua is a Ngugi and Geonpul man and descendant of the Jungerboi, Tjunobin and Nidgiri first nations peoples. He has spent many years honing his skills and gaining inspiration from the natural environment and culture of his ancestral island homeland.
His artwork is known as a reflection of his connection to country, and while he is well known for his diverse range of traditional and contemporary drawings and paintings, he is most passionate about working with nature. He creates individual and unique wood burnt products and didgeridoos that he sources in raw untouched form, then uses his shaping and creative skills to transform the raw product into fully functional and stunning musical instruments.
To coincide with the launch of Joshua's works in the gallery, Straddievarious is holding an Australiana themed exhibition in February and March which will showcase not only Joshua Wawa Jungerboi's works, but other works Redland artists.
The Redlands Tourism awards winning gallery is open six days per week and features new works on Instagram, Facebook and straddievarious.com.au
Gallery owner Deb Mc Cann said she was confident about the popularity of the work.
"We have had many enquiries over the past three years for indigenous work and have struggled to source any until now. I feel this is going to help cement Straddievarious as a tourism go-to for local aboriginal works," Ms McCann said.
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