Corban is one of seven children and was born in Newman Hospital in December 1994. Corban’s Parents and Grandparents lived in Jigalong Community and moved to town before he was born. Corban grew up in town attending Newman Primary (Yellow) School and Newman Senior High School.
Corbans’ Nanna and Pop take the family hunting for bush tucker in the swamp area Yurlparirra (South) of Newman. While on country, family members help make fire and enjoy a cup of tea and storytelling, passing on family tradition and culture. Corban assists the YMCA with the Youth Program, helps with cooking for the children at Playgroup and works with Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa teaching Cultural Awareness. He has contributed greatly to Martumili Artist trips to Alice Springs and the We Don’t Need a Map Exhibition at the Gold Coast Gallery in Queensland.
Corban says “I like to travel, but I worry about home, I like being in Newman.” Corban comes to Martumili to paint about his Nyamu country, the rock holes where his Grandfather walked and collected food. He says “I paint to keep my Martu culture, our stories and share with others, it is very important to me, culture, painting… our stories.”
This project is supported through Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.