Danny Eastwood is a member of the Ngemba Tribe of western New South Wales. His mother was a member of the Stolen Generations. Danny was born in Sydney and lived in the Eora tribal area until he was 13.
Eastwood retired from the fire brigade after having had a stroke at age 52 and has since made his living as an artist for more than two decades, doing commercial work, including cartoons for the Koori Mail and jobs for companies like Coca-Cola.
He has also created multiple pieces of public art and murals that can be seen in the Sydney suburbs of Glebe, Blacktown, St Marys and Ashfield.
Eastwood has won numerous awards for his artwork, including NAIDOC Artist of the Year, the NAIDOC poster competition and the Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize.
He is passionate about passing on his love for art and teaches classes in men’s prisons.