Zane Saunders


A descendent of the Gunggari, Jarrowia and Butchulla people of Southern Queensland, Zane Saunders lives in Kuranda. His spirituality – and the people and the culture – are the basis of his work. He grew up exploring the rainforests and fishing and swimming in the Barron River with his brothers and sisters, and has travelled extensively on Cape York Peninsula. Zane is an interdisciplinary artist who has participated in solo and group shows. His visual arts output in painting and printmaking is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Northern Territory University Collection, Holmes a Court Collection, Flinders University Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, University of Queensland, Anthropology Museum, among other permanent collections. Zane’s body of performance work has been presented in Australia and abroad, and courageously embraces installation, sculpture, and media to create challenging contemporary performance.