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Brentyn Lugnan

I think in terms of images

Brentyn Lugnan is a Gumbaynggirr artist and Coffs Harbour identity. Originally from Urunga, he returned to the Mid North Coast after living in Sydney’s inner city, where he worked as graphic designer for SBS and an animator at the ABC. Brentyn’s public art appears across the interior of the Westpac building at Barangaroo, in Darling Harbour and throughout the foyer of Coffs Harbour Court House.

“As soon as I’m painting on a wall, I feel a connection to my ancestors,” he says. “I’m standing in a cave, next to the old mob, doing a painting with them. That’s the thrill I get doing my stuff on the walls. It’s an extension of my culture, my spirituality. I still get a thrill every time I walk up and start drawing on a wall.”

The featured image on this page is called ‘Rock Pool’ an acrylic on canvas painted by Brentyn in 2010

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