We are a Small Family Owned and Operated First Nations Business in South East Queensland.
We specialise in Cultural Art, Education and Merchandise.
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 multicultural Australian with Ancestry from the Quandamooka, Jinibara, Wakkawakka Tribes of South East Queensland and of the Darumbal Tribe of the Capricorn Queensland Coast. Jennifer grew up in Mt Isa and Townsville and 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 sharing First Nations Art techniques 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. Jennifer has a unique Story telling attribute that allows her to engage and relate to audiences from all over the world.
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".
"It's about my spiritual connection to country".
"Art connects me to my cultural heritage".