Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that there may be images displayed of a deceased person. These artworks have been released with the permission of Aaron's next of kin (Mother and Father). Acknowledgement is also given to family and ‘Spirit of Australia Gallery’ for providing images of artworks that are used in this print range.
We are proud to present a very special collection by Aaron Jungai Cora (1981-2017). Aaron was born in Mildura, Victoria but spent the majority of his life as a ‘Minjungbal’ descendant on the southern end of the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads in Northern NSW.
Aaron painted Aboriginal artworks to represent his local stories and those handed down to him from his teachers. These stories depicted animals and abstract styled works which evolved over time as his passion grew. His works have been showcased in galleries in Byron Bay NSW and Surfers Paradise QLD with collectors throughout Australia and overseas.
Aaron was a proud cultural man and one of his biggest joys was becoming a Father. With Aaron’s strong family connections to culture, his wishes are being carried on with his two sons who are currently learning song and dance. Aaron’s memory will live on through many stories shared by his family, friends, and local community.
(pictured: Aaron Jungai Cora by Judi Hunter)