Daen Sansbury-Smith is a Narungga/ Kaurna and Trawlwoolway Content Producer, Visual Artist and Founder of Adjadura Art(My peoples art in Narungga). Sansbury-Smith’s art works are representation of Narungga/ Kaurna and Trawoolwaway (Palawa) stories, art and culture by mapping Ancestral memory and connection to country, sharing stories of pre and post-contact Aboriginal history and culture. This mapping draws upon cultural design and style of huge importance to Sansbury-Smith.
Sansbury-Smith original artworks utilise charcoals and ochre with his children, putting his knowledge onto canvas and other objects, providing a safe space for them to watch and learn.
Sansbury-Smith has created countless art works over the years as early as primary school, which was solely an exploratory process to commit stories to memory through his artistic expression and to share reinterpreted culture stories with family by producing gifts to decorate many family homes.
In 2007 and 2008, Sansbury-Smith attended Northland Secondary College and completed an Art focused VCAL course, providing a space for many other Aboriginal students to explore cultural and artistic expression. Sansbury-Smith credits the school for supporting the further development of himself as a visual Artist.
In 2019 Sansbury-Smith was invited to submit an EOI for an exhibition after a family friend noticed some of his works. Upon a successful submission, Sansbury-Smiths' debut solo Art Exhibition was launched despite Melbourne lockdowns. in response to the inability of the public to enter the space Sansbury-Smith developed the ‘Black Crow’ Augmented Reality art series, for viewers to experience the stories and animations from a distance.
Sansbury-Smith continues to create original works, produce fine art prints, Augmented Reality experiences and Exhibit artworks Nationally.