Daniel O’Shane

img_3743Daniel O’Shane

Born: 1990, Cairns

Language Group:

Kuku Yalanji (Mossman to Cooktown) (father)
Miriam Mer (eastern Torres Strait) (mother)
Kulkagal (central Torres Strait) (father)

Tribe/Totem:

Meuram/Beugerr (Booby Bird)
Clan Totems: Omia (dog, Nam (green sea turtle),
Serarr (black neit tern)

 

Daniel O’Shane is a relative newcomer to the art scene. He has a strong sense of design and confidence in his patterning drawn from his Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal heritage. The unique fusion of both cultures is exciting and representative of a growing movement in in Far North Qld.

He was educated at St Augustines College, Cairns. In 2009 he commenced a Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts, Cairns TAFE Campus. He has received

Certificates I and II in construction and has worked as a labourer, a maintenance person and has a range of retail skills. He currently works as a logistics operative whilst pursuing his dream to establish himself as an artist.