Farren Furber Jampitjinpa
Farren Furber Jamptjinpa is a young Aboriginal artist. He was born in 1992 in Alice Springs in Central Australia and his family and extended family are from Yuendumu Community, an Aboriginal outstation, approximately three hours out of Alice Springs.
Farren comes from good artist stock, his grandmother is well known artist Maureen Hudson Nampitjin and his mother is Julieanne Turner Nungarrayi also an artist. I, (Sabine Haider, Director of Central Art) was excited to encourage Farren to begin painting in 2008 and was only too happy to support his interest. With the guidance of his mother and grandmother, Farren began steadily developing his artistic vision and grew more confident in his work. I could see that Farren was a talented painter and wanted to give him opportunities as an artist.
I have not been surprised by the popularity of Farren’s artworks. They are relatively small pieces with intricate details that share the story of the Budgerigar. Farren uses traditional Aboriginal iconography within his artwork which depicts the travels of the Budgerigar ancestor as it journeyed along the Lander River and created significant places of deep spiritual meaning to the Warlpiri people in Central Australia.
Farren currently lives in Adelaide with his mother and visits Yuendumu frequently. Over the last few years I have caught up with Farren and he is without doubt one of our youngest and talented Aboriginal artists. The influence of his grandmother, Maureen, is evident. Throughout my conversations with Farren I have come to understand he is a confident young man with many hopes and dreams for the future. He loves playing sport, particularly basketball and wanted to go on to university to study law.
I feel extremely privileged to have supported Farren at the beginning of his artistic journey and hope to continue to work with him in the future.
This biography was developed by Central Art based on interviews between Farren Furber Jampitjinpa and Sabine Haider, Director Central Art.
Important copyright notice
The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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