Bold and striking works of art by the late Shane Pickett have been officially unveiled as the Aboriginal Art collection for the Perth Arena.
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said six works by the multi-award winning artist were now on display at the Perth Arena.
“It’s very appropriate that such an important Noongar artist is recognised in such an important venue,” Mr Waldron said.
“Shane’s bold works are a fantastic addition to this bold and striking venue and the individual style of his work has a very appropriate home in a venue unlike any other.
“Shane is well known for his balance between tradition and innovation and I’m very pleased to be officially launching this collection here today.”
The artist, who passed away in 2010, will have two collections displayed on levels 2 and 3 of the Perth Arena.
The works are:
Colours of Biroc calling on the songs of Bunuroo
The incoming clouds of Murgurooo after a hot Bunuroo
The path of the spirit above the Biroc sky
The Rainbow Serpent on the move during the cool of a Wanyarang afternoon
Wanyarang warm meets the cool of the evening shadows
Late afternoon in Mungaart country (Bunuroo)
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Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron with Violet Pickett in front of Shane Pickett’s art works, now on display at the Perth Arena.