2007/0309.a-h Calling for rain – The Wanyarang suite

Calling for rain – The Wanyarang suite

Artist

Shane PICKETT
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
19 Feb 1957
 in
Quairading, Western Australia
Death:
15 Jan 2010
 in
Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Calling for rain – The Wanyarang suite
Date
2007
Medium/Material
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
248 x 370 x 4 cm (total size of eight panels) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2008
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2007/0309.a-h
Currently not on display

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The Nyoongar people’s six seasons have very important purposes for plants and wildlife that belong to the [South West] region [of Western Australia]. Aboriginal culture has, for thousands of years, lived with the connections between ecology, meteorology and song lines that brings as well as disperses the rains. In practicing culture, we find that we have a part to perform in maintaining the balance of life (Artist statement 2006).The Wanyarang season falls between April and May of the Western calendar year.

Artist statement, 2006The Nyoongar people’s six seasons have very important purposes for plants and wildlife that belong to the [South West] region [of Western Australia]. Aboriginal culture has, for thousands of years, lived with the connections between ecology, meteorology and song lines that brings as well as disperses the rains. In practicing culture, we find that we have a part to perform in maintaining the balance of life.

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