Rohin Kickett - Beautiful Dead
3 June – 20 July 2022
Ballardong Noongar artist Rohin Kickett presents beautiful images of inland salt lake and farming country of the Western Australian wheatbelt region. Rohin chose the title ‘Beautiful Dead’ for this Exhibition to reflect the great beauty of the inland salt lakes, especially when seen from the air, as opposed to the view at his feet where the salt and mud gave way to a world where nothing could grow or flourish.
Rohin says of his artworks: ‘This body of work highlights the aerial beauty of the wheatbelt, while also experiencing the deathly state of what was once important life sources. By exploring country and documenting the current state of water sources, I realised a certain pattern left behind from harvesting, which has a similar aesthetic to the original mark marking methods and designs used by Nyoongar people to mark ceremonial shields. This reaffirms that Nyoongar culture is always embedded in country.’
The paintings will be on display at Japingka Gallery from 3 June to 20 July 2022.