artist | singer | songwriter
Robby Wirramanda represents his bloodlines in Wergaia, Wamba Wamba, Barapa Barapa, Wadi Wadi, Dhudhuroa and Nyeri Nyeri. He is a former champion fighter who reconnected with his passion for art during his 6 ½ year prison sentence for drug trafficking. Robby is a symbol of strength and hope to many inmates due to his success as an artist/singer/songwriter and his unrelenting dedication to culture, community and family.
Following the production of the film, Robby made global head-lines and coined the now famous #toostrongforyoukaren hash tag after an incident with a neighbour whilst he was painting in his garage went viral. Amidst all this, Robby continues to create and had his first solo exhibition at Melbourne’s prestigious Metro gallery in late 2020.
Robby continues to emerge as a leader through his ongoing work on programs for Aboriginal justice and economic development. His latest project is the establishment of the WALPA WINAKA FOUNDATION for culturally appropriate alternatives to imprisonment for Indigenous Australians.
Metro Gallery | Robby Wirramanda