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JASON LEE

'Dugong' - NIGHTCLIFF VILLAGE

THE ARTIST

Jason Lee is a self taught artist who was born and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory.

 

Having grown up next to saltwater and learning his Gulumerrdjin (Larrakia) culture from his mother, Uncles, Aunties and brothers and sisters this sparked an interest in art and this interest was cultivated during his teenage years and further developed when he started learning the Larrakia language. Jason’s artistic influences come from his Larrakia ancestry and the Larrakia Language and cultural practices.

 

His art is a mix of contemporary and traditional styles. Jason has always been fascinated by images and how the world is represented through art.

THE ARTWORK

During the months of June and July it’s Dinidjanggama - heavy dew time. The Gulumerrdjin (Larrakia) people hunt for Damadlanggala (dugong) meat and Djumbun (stingray) are searching for Windirr (oysters) and Madla (crab) around Garramilla (Darwin) harbour. 

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