Jamie Eastwood was born in Sydney NSW on the 14th May 1971. He is the son of highly regarded artist Danny Eastwood.
Jamie inherits his Australian Aboriginality from his traditional grandmother’s Country Brewarrina, Far Western NSW, Ngamba Tribe, his spiritual birthplace Gadigal Land in Sydney NSW and the ancestry of his mother, who is a descendant of King Bungaree of the Hawkesbury Ku-ring-gai Darug people.
Jamie spent most of his youth growing up in Blacktown, it is here that his connection to his Aboriginality, passion for art and local Aboriginal cultural histories was able to grow, through exposure, learning from Aboriginal Elders and working with the Blacktown Aboriginal community all have provided the theme for his artworks since he began to paint at the age of 15.
Stylistically Jamie utilizes both traditional Aboriginal techniques such as ‘dots’ but also incorporates unorthodox non-traditional techniques with the use of imagery, colour and contemporary narratives. His art is a fusion of the past, present and the future and represents an Aboriginal artist who has been influenced by both their Indigenous history and current Western upbringing.