NAIDOC WEEK 5-12 JULY 2020

Lewis Langton

2010
Artist of the Year

Lewis Langton is a visual and performing artist and teacher who lives and works in Canberra.

A Murri artist from Queensland, Lewis describes himself as being a Guugu-Yimidhirr man from Cherbourg Mission in Queensland. Lewis began painting at six, despite being blind in one eye. His murals can be seen throughout Queensland and the ACT.

Lewis is also an award-winning didgeridoo player and inspiring teacher of Aboriginal dance. He is a role model for his students at Weetangera Primary School, who have formed their own Indigenous dance group. He has showcased traditional Aboriginal dance all over the world and has taken young Indigenous dancers to Samoa, the United States, South Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan.

As a multi-talented artist who nurtures and promotes Indigenous culture at home and abroad, Lewis Langton is a true cultural ambassador.