Prohibited Area

Rohin (Dushong) KICKETT: artist

Not On Display

About the work

This artwork was created by suspending water balloons filled with paint above the
canvas, and then shooting the water balloon with a rifle to create a paint explosion for the
background of the artwork. This action represents the devastating impact that the 1905
ACT had on Aboriginal people. The Gun represents the Government of the time, the Bullet
represents the 1905 ACT, the Balloon represents the Aboriginal culture, language and
lively hood, and whats left on the canvas represents all the issues we see today in our
community that stems from this policy.
Prohibited Area
Artist/Maker and role
Rohin (Dushong) KICKETT: artist
acrylic on canvas
75.0 x 90.0 cm
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: COVID-19 Arts Stimulus Package, 2020
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the paintings in our collection.