Today, I am a full time artist and Songman
My name is Gurrulbu, most people know me as Magpie. My father was born in Fingal Heads, while my mother was born in Innisfail (Northern Queensland). I spent my childhood growing up in both areas. On my mother’s side I am Gugu – Yalanji, and on my father’s side I am Minyungbul Yugambeh.
Magpie has spent most of his life learning Culture, he creates beautifully intricate paintings, is committed to preserving language and is a gifted songman. He also performs at local festivals educating community on the importance of Australian Indigenous culture.