Danny Eastwood, born 1943, is a descendant of the Ngemba Tribe of Western Sydney. A self-taught artist, Eastwood has worked across a range of mediums, including painting, illustration, cartooning (for the fortnightly newspaper The Koori Mail ) and t-shirt design.

His work, which is informed by his Indigenous heritage and the issues that face contemporary Indigenous Australians, has been included in a number of exhibitions in NSW. Eastwood has also been commissioned to design murals, mosaics and posters.

Eastwood’s work is in the collection of the National Maritime Museum and and the Parramatta Heritage Centre. In 1992 he was NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year.

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Writers:
Fisher, Laura
Date written:
2008
Last updated:
2011