Jessica Skeen- Mckinnon
Jessica’s versatile artistic style is inspired by her strong family ties and a heritage of artisans. Her main influence is her father, who is a talented craftsman himself creating various tools used in traditional hunting rituals. Jessica is a descendant of the Burri Gubba and Kuku Thaypan tribes of North Queensland.
“Muralappi” translates to “youngest of my generation.” She started painting when she was only six years old. She was and continues to be influenced by her fathers passion for art and craftsmanship and is blessed with two young children of her own whom she hopes to impart with her skills.
Schools, local councils and Indigenous Cooperatives are amongst some of the groups she has engaged with to teach children about Aboriginal culture as well as hold workshops for the youth to learn more about her art form.
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