Jimmy K Thaiday

I was born in Cairns and grew up on Erub (Darnley Island) in the Eastern Torres Strait. My Tribal clan is Peiudu, one of four tribes on Erub. Art has always been part of my life; it is something I like doing and expressing myself through. My inspiration for my artwork is from my heritage, livelihood and the environment, in which I live, and the cultural traditions that have been passed on through generations and taught has also had an influence on my work. My family has always encouraged my art practice giving me confidence and motivation to keep developing my ideas and techniques.

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