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Pioneering Indigenous artist Kumantje Nelson Jagamara remembered in Alice Springs – ABC Message Stick

Pioneer of Indigenous art, Kumantje Jagamara, whose artwork lines the forecourt of Parliament House and features on the Australian $5 dollar note, remembered at…



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You might not have heard of Kumantje Jagamara from Pupunya (c.1949-November 9, 2020), but you have probably seen his artwork.
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  • Indigenous artist who created Parliament House mural remembered at funeral
  • In letter, Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed deep sadness at Kumantje Jagamara’s passing
  • Kumantje Jagamara remembered as trailblazer in art world, and respected traditional man

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