Exhibitions showcase work of late artist
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries is set to unveil not one, but two exhibitions of the work of late Noongar artist Shane Pickett this weekend.
Kaanarn: there is truth in the landscape and Dusk Infusion will be unveiled at a function on Saturday with the exhibitions the first time the work has been displayed.
Dusk Infusion is partly comprised of work previously unseen, something BRAG director Dr Joanne Baitz is excited about.
“He was an important artist,” she said.
“It’s important for people in the region to visit and revisit his work.
“It’s an opportunity to see a collection of works, it’s great to see the progression, the works next to and bouncing off each other.”
Shane Pickett was born in Quairading in 1957 and quickly became one of the forerunners among the Noongar artists of his generation, hosting his first exhibition at just 19.
Dr Diane Mossenson was the curator of Pickett’s works as well as a close friend and said Kaanarn was meant to be Pickett’s last exhibition before he changed mediums to sculpting.
“He never quite got to finish all the canvasses, he passed away in January, 2010,” she said.
Pickett was 53 when he died, just one month before his last canvas show was due to be exhibited.
Kaanarn: there is truth in the landscape and Dusk Infusion will be on display at BRAG until June 30.
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