Nathan Mundraby

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Nathan Mundraby is a descendant of Jabulum Mandingalbay Clan – Yidinji Rainforest People and Lama Lama Tribe – Thaypan Country (Weipa South). He is also recognised and allowed to claim ownership to the Djirrbal Tribe – Ravenshoe/Upper Tully. Nathan is a 7th generation descendant of a proud Mandingalbay woman and Tablelands Yidinji/Djirrbal man. Nathan has the Djirrbal Indigenous given name of Midin (possum) given by his father’s mother – Dowiti Yarrakali. His Yidinji tribal name is Yabulam (black cane). He was named after a great tribal elder of generations past. Nathan was taught by his grandparents, parents and Aboriginal Elders of the ways of his ‘people’ through stories, dancing and art.

What the artist says about himself

My name is Nathan Mundraby. I am an artist and a didgeridoo player. I have performed with Hugh Jackman and have been travelling the world for my art. 

If I can do it, so can you. Don’t give up just because you have a knock back. Look for positive people and trust in yourself. 

Nathan Mundraby

You can visit Nathan Mundraby’s facebook page, however I would recommend to take the opportunity to see his artworks in person, to understand why his paintings are so unique.

 

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Nathan Mundraby, Clifton Bieundurry, Donna Karan, Hugh Jackman, and Russell James

Nathan Mundraby, Clifton Bieundurry, Donna Karan, Hugh Jackman, and Russell James

“Please come sit. There’s plenty of room around this campfire.” — Hugh Jackman

The Nomad Two Worlds Foundation has supported a number of initiatives and individual artists since its founding. Examples of the our funded programs and the artists we support include:

Kiyus’ismon hilKuhku at the Chumash Indian Museum

The Nomad Two Worlds Foundation provided funds to the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks, California, for sponsorship of the Kiyus’ismon hilKuhku (“We Gather the People”) event.  Kiyus’ismon hilKuhku was an opportunity for Chumash representatives to promote and market their art and craft at the Sixth Annual Tribal Gathering. The event was designed to expand the public’s exposure not only to Chumash culture, but to other Californian and North American tribes and to their traditions and art forms. It also facilitated intra- and inter-tribal communication and artistic collaboration. The Tribal Gathering, which hosts an arts market, is the most important arts-based Native American cultural sharing event of the calendar year. It is an interactive endeavor between native communities, artists, and the public, incorporating storytelling, dance, and music through instructional sessions.

Jamie Okuma

The Nomad Two Worlds Foundation supported Shoshone Native American artist and fashion designer Jamie Okuma in her participation in Fashion Heat – a Native American Designer Fashion Show, produced by the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MOCNA) in Santa Fe. Fashion Heat celebrated and brought attention to a number of Native American artists who are integrating traditional art into fashion items.

Corey Webster aka Yung Nooky

The Nomad Two Worlds Foundation supported vocal artist Corey Webster through his participation in the American Repertory Theater internship program. During the program, Corey worked with sound designer Jonathan Dean during rehearsals and performances of Finding Neverland. In addition, Corey recorded a hip-hop track with celebrated rapper Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, who himself claims Mexican-American and Shoshone heritage. Upon his return to Australia, Corey has mentored youth in music and is pursuing a career as a rapper and recording artist.

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