We are a Small Family Owned and Operated First Nations Business in South East Queensland.
We specialise in Australian First Nation Art Products.
Wesley Kent is a descendant of the Kalkadoon and has affiliations with the Mitakoodi Tribes of North West Queensland. His Apical Ancestral Family Line were known for being Great Dancers and Warriors. He grew up on country in Mt Isa and attended Abergowrie College in Ingham. Manamana is a Kalkadoon word that means Sky.
Jennifer Kent is a descendant of the Quandamooka, Jinibara Tribes of South East Queensland and of the Darumbal Tribe of the Capricorn Queensland Coast. Jennifer also has kinship with the Waluwarra Tribe of North West Queensland.
Jennifer acquired a love for painting when she attended boarding school at Shalom Christian College in Townsville, but didn't start professionally until 2017. With a background in Education Jennifer enjoys teaching First Nations Art to students of all ages from Early Childhood to Adults.
The high demand for Jennifer's Artworks has been a determining factor in the development of Manamana Dreaming.
Manamana Dreaming also employs and sells art products from other First Nations Artist. Please check out their profiles below.
Wesley & Jennifer Kent
"Art is about connection to my culture and feeling closer to my Ancestors".
GLORIA LEBROCQ BUTLER
"It's about my spiritual connection to country".
"Art connects me to my cultural heritage".