September 28, 2021

Colourful Mural inspired by the six Noongar seasons comes to Newcastle Street

Kardy Kreations and local Foundation Housing residents have come together to bring a mural inspired by the Noongar six seasons to the walls of a property in Northbridge. 

Proud Noongar woman and talented artist from Kardy Kreations, Seantelle Walsh, has completed a three-wall mural across the courtyard of the community housing complex. The mural which took 8 days to complete, is inspired by the six Noongar seasons: Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang.  

Walsh has worked closely with Foundation Housing (FHL) staff and local lodge residents to co-design the mural since May. Having completed another mural inspired by the Noongar culture at an East Perth apartment in 2020, Walsh is excited to bring Aboriginal art to the walls of another FHL property.

 “It was really nice to sit down with the lodge residents and decide on the mural’s theme. It beautifully reflects the different seasons of the year. The mural features yongkas (kangaroos), marlee (black swan), koolbardis (magpies) and many other native animals. It was great to bring colour and my culture to this place,” she said.

Foundation Housing CEO Chris Smith hosted a special event to unveil the mural with Walsh on Tuesday 29 September.

“Foundation Housing is committed to taking the symbolic and practical steps to ensure we continue to foster Aboriginal culture and knowledge. This is a huge part of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Journey in which we have just embarked on. Seantelle has brought an incredible piece of art to this much,” he said. property and we thank her very much,” he said.

Foundation Housing CEO Chris Smith with Seantelle Walsh.

 

About Seantelle Walsh, Kardy Kreations 

I am an emerging Noongar Artist, born and raised in Boorloo, Whadjuk Boodja. I love creating work that showcases the energy and essence of culture and explores these connections through creative storytelling. I can deliver creative workshops which encourage cultural diversity with a contemporary perspective on Aboriginal Art and Culture, although this is not my primary focus. My diverse practice involves studio-based paintings, digital work, murals, and public art.