Artist | Clarence Kinjun
Gulngay Traditional Owner
Clarence Kinjun is a Gulngay Traditional Owner of the Tully River area, one of the endangered Aboriginal communities with less than 25people. He is an artist, a language speaker, a story teller and a well known and respected maker of traditional objects such as shields, boomerangs, swords and so on; objects which were traditionally made and painted by men.
He is a holder of cultural knowledge and has a close connection to country. Clarence's grandfather was the last initiated man of the Tully River area.
Clarence is regularly called on to act as a cultural tutor and is a keen fisherman.
Clarence has been producing traditional objects for many years and they have been acquired by countless collectors over that time.