Eddie Kepple

The artist has been a member of the Pormpuraaw Arts & Cultural Centre since 2007.
He studied Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts at the Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE in Cairns.
Orchid Man or ‘Munpow’ is one of the artist’s totems and often the subject of his works. ‘Munpow’ is a demon like figure that lives and hunts in the orchid swamps.
Pormpuraaw is an Aboriginal community located 680 kilometres from Cairns on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula. Two groups of Aboriginal people live in Pormpuraaw. The Thaayorre people, who originated from the area to the south that included the Coleman River and a second group known as the Mungkan people who are from the area to the north and north east that includes the Edward, Kendall and Holroyd Rivers.
The Art Centre was established in 2005 with the encouragement of the Elders from the two language groups and the first Art Centre manager, Irma Ashwin.
The Centre facilitates the production of traditional and contemporary art that is unique to the community. Its role is also to document and preserve artworks, and language, dance, songs and other aspects of traditional culture.
Group Exhibitions
2011 A New Beginning, Australian Art Network Galleries at Canopy Artspace, Cairns Qld.
2012 Saltwater, Freshwater, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne Vic

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