Proud Noongar woman and artist, Seantelle Walsh, will share and honour the six Noongar seasons, their colours, flora and fauna through her illustrations on the city’s Administration Centre front doors during NAIDOC Week, which is held from Sunday 7 to Sunday 14 July.
A descendant of the Ballardong (wheatbelt) and Gnaala Karla Boodja (Collie) regions of Western Australia, art has had a hold on Seantelle since she was young.
Image: Seantelle outside the front doors of the city’s Administration Centre, that she will paint for NAIDOC Week.
“I’ve always enjoyed drawing and art [but often] tried to run away from it, but somehow it always comes back to me,” Seantelle said.
A few years ago while going through a rough patch, Seantelle had a significant dream one night and when she awoke the next day, she started to paint.
Painting helps Seantelle feel peaceful and saw her through a difficult time.
“I love the instant gratification of colour, paint and self expression,” Seantelle explains.
A connection to Boodjar (or country) is a theme in Seantelle’s artwork and one she will continue when painting the six door panels of the City of Subiaco Administration building.
In addition, expect lots of native flora, fauna and parts of the Subiaco region when Seantelle picks up her paintbrush for NAIDOC Week.