WA Museum Boola Bardip public art provides a digital canvas for Aboriginal artworks
Stunning artworks from Western Australian Aboriginal artists will adorn the façade of the new WA Museum in two dynamic digital installations. This novel approach to a public art program will ensure that over a hundred Aboriginal artists are featured and will benefit from the Museum's public art program for years.
The initial program, which will run for 12 months, will feature two bodies of work. On the large Museum Street screen, works from the State collection held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia will be featured. At the same time, the digital 'ribbon' on Francis Street will feature works from this year's Revealed exhibition, which was shown online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Museum's public art opening program features works by nearly 100 artists from all regions of WA. They have been curated by AACHWA and digitally produced by well-known video artist Sohan Ariel Hayes, working with emerging artist, Aboriginal filmmaker and editor, Jeremy Thomson.
The opening program includes works by renowned artists such as Shane Pickett, Laurel Nannup, Mervyn Street and Sonia Kurrarra as well as emerging artists such as Wendy Hubert, Nathan Thomas, Margaret Anderson and Peter Farmer Jnr, to name a few.
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