Calling for rain – The Wanyarang suite

Meeyakba Shane PICKETT: artist

On Display

About the work

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.
Calling for rain – The Wanyarang suite
Artist/Maker and role
Meeyakba Shane PICKETT: artist
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
248 x 370 x 4 cm (total size of eight panels)
Display location
Credit line
Purchased through the The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2008
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the paintings in our collection.