Using Aboriginal Art to maintain culture and provide a cultural experience to all clients.
J.D. Penangke has reached out to over 60 schools (primary & secondary) since starting in 2014. Artworks have been created for the WA Museum, Art Gallery of Western Australia and recently for the new Perth Stadium. The types of services provided include Murals, Art Workshops, Community Canvas Workshops, Dance & Song Workshops and Indigenous Face Painting.
All workshops include an introduction to Aboriginal culture and art, specifically looking at the meaning behind the paintings, symbols, colours and evolution of this traditional form of storytelling.
Throughout these workshops there is an emphasis on Nyoongar language. All participants will leave a workshop with at least one new Nyoongar word they didn't already know.
All workshops have been developed to cater for all ages and backgrounds although if there are any specific topics you would like discussed please advise prior to booking. Participants are encouraged to ask as many questions as possible to ensure they leave with a clear understanding of the workshop content.
The name J.D. Penangke comes from Jade Dolman's initials and Penangke (pronounced pen-ung-ga) 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 a cultural educator.
Jade remains connected to her culture through painting and family. She has a passion for making a change for Indigenous Australians especially youth through different forms of art whether it be painting or dance.
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.
Prior to starting her business in 2014, Jade has had and continues to have a lot of involvement with youth. She has done mentoring 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.
Jade is very passionate about her work with the community and feels privileged to share her knowledge and to facilitate discussions around current issues Aboriginal people face as well as creating conversations around the next step forward.
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