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About The Artist

Name: Craig Buchanan


Nationality: Aboriginal​

Language group: Tanganekald

Family Group: Nenkandoli Lakalinyeri of the Coorong, South Australia.

Nation: Nagarrindjeri

Craig Buchanan was born in Melbourne, Australia. Both parents died when he was two, so he lived with an uncle, but tragically he died. He and his twin brother were then placed in foster care; there they had a tormented childhood till finding living relatives at the age of 16. Craig bounced around from home to home.

He married in 1992 to and had three children. After getting injured at work and forced to retire he decided to play a bigger part in his cultural background, with the aid of one of his uncles he returned to country. He became involved in several committees. After having a cousin stay for a while, he became intrigued with the way he did his dot paintings.

He then decided to become more involved in learning the process of dot painting. The first few paintings were all traditional dot painting, but he started in introduce his own twist and style into each painting. Craig tries to tell a story with each and every unique painting.

Craig’s main aim is to advance the Aboriginal cultural awareness through each painting. He has developed his own style in a very short time, while trying to keep the traditional values.

All of his paintings are original, and every painting comes supplied with its own certificate of Authenticity and a short copy of his story.​


     Acknowlegement of                        Country

We pay respects to the Elders Past and Present,

We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

Nunki Mima (with good feelings)

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