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"Contemporary continuation of traditional culture."
Exhibition Portrait

The Artist

Jade Dolman

The name J.D. Penangke comes from Jade Dolman's initials and Penangke (pronounced pen-ung-gah) is her skin name which she inherited from her Father's line. 


Jade is a Whadjuk/Balladong Nyoongar (Mother's side), Eastern Arrernte (Father's side) woman from Perth. 

She is a visual artist and remains connected to her culture through painting and family. She has a passion for making a change through art for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Her purpose is to highlight that all land is traditional country which our ancestors have practiced culture on for thousands of years. Her murals and public art are a contemporary continuation of traditional culture.


J.D. Penangke was officially started in 2014. In December 2017 she graduated from the University of Western Australia. Her degree is a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Indigenous Knowledge, History & Heritage and Fine Arts.

Jade has had and continues to have involvement with youth. She has mentored for Wirrpanda Foundation, Save the Children, Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports Association and Department of Child Protection. She graduated from an Aboriginal women's leadership program, Yorga Djenna Bidi in 2016 which was erected by Leadership WA now run by Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute. Through Jade's business she has been involved with over 80 schools in Western Australia including childcare centres, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Two career highlights include her collaboration with Adnate and her collaboration with Brenton See

Jade is very passionate about her previous work with the community and feels privileged to share her knowledge and to encourage conversations around current issues Aboriginal people face as well the next step forward.




Access Curriculum Vitaé here

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