Our Deadly Artists
Australian Aboriginal Performing Artist Benjamin Barker Ben Barker is an original musician combining the didgeridoo , vocals and guitar simultaneously to create a truly entertaining performance. From busking on the street to major festivals . As a Brisbane based performing artist he has performed for multiple theatres around Australia. He is a performing artist that has spent years touring Australia and with several schools educating and creating awareness about our Indigenous culture. Benjamin is also a creative art artist with multiple paintings around the city of Brisbane and surroundings
Kuku Jalanji (Uncle John Dunn)
Uncle Kuku Yalanji descends from Western Yalanji, his Grand Father was Mularidgi and Grand Mother was Tjapaka, all now linked as KuKu Yalanji. They are known as The Sunset People of the Daintree River region. His works include Aboriginal Religious Art being both Traditional and contemporary, as well as commissions for Local schools and Churches in Melbourne and Canberra. Including story telling – art classes and cultural education.
Marlon is a descendant of the Kuku-Yalangi people of Cape York. He is an accomplished storyteller, song-man and dancer. He has 16 years experience as a Cultural educator at Ngutana-Lui, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre. Marlon is also a mentor to Catholic youth as well as a mentor and role model for Aboriginal children and youths in his community. Performed at the Didgeridoo Bush Camp 2018
Australian Aboriginal performing artist Martin Ellis descends from the Gamilaroi tribe NSW and the Northern Territory Warumungu tribe. With his performances he is able to take it to an international level and dance around the world. He has performed with different groups such as the Mungindi dancers as well as different agents who have travelled all over the world with iconic bands and singer songwriters. As a performing artist his talents include traditional Aboriginal dancing, digeridoo playing, cultural tutor of Aboriginal artwork and storytelling.
Napalgira (Aunty Lisa Powell)
Performing Cultural artist Lisa , tribal name is NAPALGIRA. This name comes from her Grandmothers country in south western corner of Queensland. Lisa is specialised in Indigenous culture teaching women’s roles and all that is needed to live and survive on the land. She has extensive knowledge in the uses and benefits
of the Australian flora and fauna. These teachings come in many forms including telling and performing stories about the food and resource’s; kindness and conservation of our country, flora and fauna, stories of the Dreaming and creation stories. She teaches traditional dance and cultural stories.
Ninyieri Banjilann (Aunty Roma Pregarc)
Aunty Roma is a traditional owner from South East Queensland and her ancestral connections are with the Turrbal, Jagera (Yugara) and Danggan Balun (Yugambeh/Ngarangwal) peoples. Her skin name is ninyieri banjilann (blue butterfly) and she has a clan totem of the wongari (pretty faced wallaby). The mibunn (wedge tailed eagle) represents one of her language group totems. Most of her time is taken up with working as a community advisor and cultural knowledge giver, and she is a tireless advocate for social and economic change for our First Nations peoples. Aunty Roma has a Certificate in Aboriginal Cultural Arts and also holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
Serpent Tales (brothers from other mothers) is a creative duo based in Brisbane on the Southeast Coast of Queensland, Australia. With there own unique sound, they bring two cultures together with a mix of multicultural contemporary world music and Australian Aboriginal Didgeridoo with dance and storytelling. They Combine their didgeridoos with acoustic guitars - electric guitars - bass guitar - clap sticks - stomp box - percussion and vocals. Through a wide range of influences they blend blues/ roots with dance rhythms and traditional song lines. They have performed at the opening Ceremony for Commonwealth games Gold Coast 2018 with the Four Wind Didgeridoo Orchestra.
Australian Aboriginal Performing Artist Cory Simpson is a descendant from Queensland Wakka Wakka tribe. As an dancer, didgeridoo player and story teller/cultural educator he has performed for multiple theatres around Australia and around the world with dance mobs and as a Didgeridoo player
He is a performing artist that has spent years touring Australia and educating and creating awareness about our Indigenous culture and smoking ceremonies. Performing at the State of Origin and Spirit of the Red sands.
Timani Nairana Nicholls - Moore
Timani Nairana Nicholls-Moore is a Ngarrindjeri, Yorta-Yorta and Wemba-Wemba artist form South Australia and has moved up to Brisbane. Timani's art is about the season of the South east coast. It includes bush tucker and indigenous medicines found in South Australia. Her art includes the Dreamtime story's from the South Australia south east region. She also creates native seed earrings that can be made in one of her workshops
Damon (Miri) Anderson
Australian Aboriginal Performing artist Damon (Miri) Anderson is a descendant from language groups Wakka Wakka, Kullilli and Gomeroi. Miri is a well renowned artist playing the Didgeridoo, painter, storyteller, and dancer around Southeast and Southwest Queensland. He is an experienced artefact and didgeridoo craftsman with years of experience. He has performed for multiple schools and organisations including government events across the state. Miri’s has a rich cultural knowledge around conservation and land management, working as an Aboriginal ranger in the Darling Downs and Burnett areas.