Burri Jerome is an Indigenous artist living in the Tweed Valley. He paints portraits of the personalities of the landscapes.
Born in Macksville in 1953, Burri Jerome grew up along the coast from Brisbane to Wollongong. His father was from the Jarrawah Wakka Wakka people of South East Queensland, his mother was Birrbai Dunguti from Taree. He graduated from the National Art School, Sydney, and later moved to the Tweed Valley where he teaches life drawing classes in Nimbin. Jerome’s work has been exhibited in many group exhibitions, including 'Aquarius 08’ at Lismore Regional Gallery (2008) and exhibitions at Radio Redfern in Sydney, at the Grafton Regional Gallery, at the Sydney Opera House (1980), in Alice Springs, Byron Bay, Brisbane and in San Francisco (1991).
His murals can be found throughout Nimbin and his works have been sold in Australia and internationally. His work Morning Moon won the 'National Parks and Wildlife Service Bundjalung Art Prize’ in 2005 and he won the 'Kempsey Show Art Prize’ in 1982.
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