Jack Jnr Macale Loodgebuddunge

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Jack Jnr Macale Loodgebuddunge was born in 1978 in Subiaco Perth because, as he says, at that time all twins had to be born in the city.

He grew up in Fitzroy Crossing, in Junjuwa community and moved to my grandfather’s country and started Biridu community in the early 90s when the land was given back.

Jack has a mixed family background. His grand father is Bunuba, one grand mother is Walmajarri and the other grandmother is Djaru. His fathers’ grandmother was Gooniyandi.

His walmajarri Grandmother is Munmurria Daisy Andrews, she is a famous artist along with his paternal grandmother Tiny Macale who is also a widely celebrated artist from the Northern Territory.

In Jack’s brief career he has won a number of art awards including The Kimberley Art Award (2008), York Society Art and Crafts Awards (2006), Gidgeganup Agricultural Society – Landscape (2006), Gidgeganup Agricultural Society – Traditional Indigenous Art (2006), and the Town of Vincent and Julie Bishop Art Award (2006).

The Bunuba resistance fighter Jandamarra is an important figure in Jack’s work, which he learnt about through camp fire stories from his elders when he was growing up.

As a child in 1987, Jack was involved in one of the earliest documentaries about Jandamarra, and then again in 2010, he acted as Mingo Mick in the award winning documentary Jandamarra’s War.