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Goompi Ugerabah

Goompi Ugerabah (Stephen Larncomb) DOB: 11/06/1981
Skin name: Tjuparula
Language spoken: Gandawal
Aboriginal Tribe: Gurang Gurang / Nunucal
Aboriginal Name: Goompi (meaning Possum)Goompi lives in Tweed Heads, NSW. He was influenced by his mother who is aboriginal and Islander Descent. His family name is Appo which originated from North Queensland. His great grandfather who was full blooded aboriginal and he was from North Queensland. His grandmother is also full-blooded Islander from Lena Island in the South Sea.Goompi has been painting since 2002 and shows great talent. Using a restrained colour palate and eye-catching graphic designs, Goompi is able to create exciting and engaging works of art.His artworks are investment pieces, and his black and white style has been tagged as corporate style art.Goompi has travelled to France and America to exhibit his artworks and to showcase his cultural dances with his group, Bundjalung Kunjiel. Some of Goompi’s art admirers, who now own pieces of his artworks include The Princess, Benedicta of Denmark and the C.I.A in America, which both also witnessed the tribal dances of his troupe.He has exhibited widely in Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales area and now in galleries around the world. Goompi’s driving force which he quoted is ‘I want to do my best to show our culture to the world and also teach our young to keep traditions alive as our culture that our ancestors practiced and lived is who we really are and that gives us our true identity.’Goompi has practiced culture (song, dance and language) from a young age. He is a member and manages, Bundjalung Kunjiel Dance Troupe which has performed for dignitaries, members of Parliament and influential people in Australia.
Opened the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Beverly Hills California
Guest Speaker for DLA Piper and Associates Law Firm in Brisbane RECENT COMMISSIONS
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Sarina Russo Employment Services
Pacific Optics Qld
Your Town Prize Homes Qld ACHIEVEMENTS
• Naidoc Gold Coast, QLD Council Chambers exhibition 2009, 2010, and 2011.
• National Parks and Wildlife, 2009 and 2011 Ballina Art Gallery, NSW.
• Exhibited at Crown Plaza Gold Coast,QLD. Reconciliation Week 2011.
• Permanent Collections of Corporate Culcha, Kirra QLD and the Gold Coast Titans NRL Excellence Centre, Robina QLD.
• Sold-out solo exhibition at Port Douglas in Jan 2014
• Sold-out solo exhibition at Noosa in March 2015
• Exhibited in “Dreaming Exhibition” in Bucharest Romania Oct 2015 CURRENT GALLERIES
Solo Exhibition at Gallery One on the Gold Coast – August 11
Australian and Oceanic Art Gallery in Port Douglas QLD
Nissarana Gallery in Noosa

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