Ande K Terare

Language group: Bundjalung

Tribe/clan: Minjungbal


NSW, Australia


Ande K Terare was born in 1970 on the NSW North Coast. Ande gained knowledge of traditional culture (especially language) from older siblings and extended family. His paintings depict the traditional ways of life: the land, the natural resources, ceremonies, stories, and legends; his contemporary works are influenced by his Aboriginal heritage. As Artist in Residence, Nunumbal Aboriginal Arts (headed by Jarwin Jagamarra, 1991), Ande studied central desert art, for which he has great respect.

Ande’s Exhibitions include:
  • Arone Raymond Meeks, Jeffrey Samuals
  • ‘Indigenous Art of the Dreamtime’, United Nations, New York
  • ‘Jinta Desert Art Gallery
  • Aboriginal Designs
  • ‘Sunburnt Country’, Aboriginal Galleries of Australia, 2008; ‘Stories from the Valley’, 2010
  • ‘100 Fires’, Royal Exhibition Building, 2012, 2014
  • Joel Gallery, 2013
  • University of Melbourne Law School: several paintings are on display in the Indigenous Study and Research Space, 2020

Ande’s work has featured in a national advertising campaign for Westpac Banking Corp, 2013, book covers (4 volumes published by LexisNexis, including Bartlett, Native Title in Australia, 2015 and a collection published by Hart Publishing, 2020), Melbourne Law School’s website, 2015 and ‘The Art Hunter.’

Ande has led several Community Art Projects — for BP staff, 2013, Saxon Street, Brunswick, 2016, as Artist in Residence for students and staff, Melbourne Law School, 2014 and voluntarily for the ‘Global Legal Skills Conference’, 2018. Additional volunteer initiatives include projects for young people with Down Syndrome, 2014 and school students (St Michael’s, 2015, Jackson, St Albans, 2015, Greensborough Primary, 2019).

Proceeds from Ande’s works have been provided to the Royal Children’s Hospital. Ande has frequently donated his artworks to JOY 94.9 radio for fundraising. The station appointed Ande a JOY Patron to thank him for his innumerable contributions. For many years, Ande has volunteered for JOY as a newsreader, presenter, and program creator-presenter.