Wheatbelt and Metropolitan - Bradley Kickett
Wheatbelt and Metropolitan Districts
Artist: Bradley Kickett
Artist Country: Noongar
Meeandip Derbarlmarra is an aerial view painting of Point Peron and Garden Island. Point Peron is on Noongar country at the southern end of the Cockburn sound. Derbarlmarra is the name given to the shallow sea that goes from Fremantle to Rottnest Island and down to Point Peron. As the sea is shallow here, the water has a green and blue colour to it and in parts you can see the sandbanks. This is depicted in the painting, as well as the lower part of the Cockburn Sound that is full of seagrass. These features in conjunction with the rocky coastline are represented by the fantastic colours and textures depicted in the artwork.
Bradley Kickett is a local Noongar artist, born in Northam and growing up in Perth. He descended from the Kickett clan in York, Western Australia and began painting in 2007. Bradley’s style of art is abstract, with paintings depicted from an aerial view and illustrated in a fluid style that he has developed over the last few years. Bradley’s art pieces are influenced by experiencing Noongar country from the oceans to the rivers and seeing the wildflowers and the land from the air, showing the flow and the shapes of the earth. These images are all interwoven with the history and the stories that are shared and passed down to him from his family and elders.