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John Smith Gumbula

John Smith Gumbula is an authentic brand within the business matrix of Bur’an indigenous product services business and intellectual property (IP) development.

John is gifted in multiple creative mediums and his indigenous contemporary designs, artworks, and conceptional product creations are strategically fusion throughout the Bur’an vision and unique brand category’s.

Bur’an long term future strategies are formulating Ethical Fairtrade JV partnerships and distributing from recognized local and international retail outlets, online media, and development of unique signature Bur’an products.

John Smith Gumbula and Bur’an have many unique different products across diverse categories such as traditional canvas and custom artworks, Numismatics (Coin) Design and Manufacturing, Homeware Goods, Mobile Phone Cases, Glasses Cases, Coffee & Chocolate Product’s, Rugs, Wall Coverings & Cushions, Apparel & Fashion, Electronics & Software/Hardware, Anti-Pollution Masks, Acoustic Paneling for Large Halls, Residential and Commercial Interior Fit Outs, Architectural Planning and Unique Home Designs. 

Multi-award winner, Senior Indigenous Artist, Founder CEO of Bur’an John Smith Gumbula & Sculpture Artist Liam Hardy of Sculpt Studios were selected by ATSIDMQI the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dedicated Memorial Queensland Incorporated and the local community to develop a unique iconic ATSI War Memorial bronze sculptures that shall be proudly built and erected in Anzac Square, Brisbane, Queensland. The concept for the Memorial tells of the contribution and sacrifice of all Indigenous Australians that have served or died in armed conflicts, from the Boer War through to recent times. The memorial is scheduled for completion in 2021. For further details and updates go to; 


A Proud Recipient ‘QEII Silver Jubilee Queens Trust Awardee’ / Founder -Ambassador & Chief Indigenous Officer / Member of the Wakka Wakka | Goreng Goreng First Nations of Queensland & Adopted Son of the Yolngu First Nations, Galiwinku, Elcho Island, N.T Australia.

John has spent more than 25 years passionately working in diverse Aboriginal arts & Cultural activities, creating cultural bridges. A world traveler, John supports and acknowledges The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP or DOTROIP & The 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & 2020 Year of Indigenous Tourism Queensland, Australia.

John aspires in formulating Strategic, Sustainable, Ethical, Fairtrade, long term, and Indigenous partnerships as his Key Principals to deliver positive, viable, and unique goals for First Nations Empowerment and Economies throughout the World Communities.

“My Indigenous identity and Cultural Heritage proudly resonates in my Heart, Spirit, Life, and unique innovative artistic creations, Keeping the Culture Strong and alive, Spiritually connecting me to Country”.