Geoffrey Warradoo was born in Cairns on 12 August 1976. Lockhart River back then did not have the health facility for mothers to give birth in Community. This arrangement has continued to present time with all new births transferred to Cairns.
Geoffrey comes from the Umpila-Kuuku Yau language speaking group. This is one of 5 language speaking groups in Lockhart River.
He started painting at the Lockhart River Art Centre back in late 1990 for over 4-5 years as a new artist. He then moved out of community on personal grounds and returned to Lockhart River in 2016.
Geoffrey recommenced painting in 2016. His paintings are about his traditional stories and culture. When he was 9 years old, he was stung by jelly fish which almost ended fatally. He received appropriate medical help that saved him. He reflects on this childhood experience and says that jellyfish are beautiful looking but are a danger to mankind. His Jellyfish experience was in Lockhart River.
In his own words, he says “I like to paint about my country and all the important spirit things from my culture. Make me happy when I paint”.