Emu Family 2017
"In my work I try to find a balance between abstract shapes and a realistic way of painting my subjects. I want to paint a simple composition of shapes and colours that still feels like you are looking at a photo-realistic image. Here I portrayed an Emu dad with its chicks walking around in the desert and spinifex country around Kalgoorlie."
Amok Island is a multi-disciplinary artist from the Netherlands, based in Fremantle, and if he weren’t an artist he would be a biologist. His work explores his lifelong fascination with nature and its relationships and history with mankind. Amok Island pursues a point of balance where minimal shape and colour remain capable of realistically representing a subject. To accomplish this, he renders his subjects to near bare minimum geometric elements of form, and places paramount importance on the use of a carefully considered colour palette.
Amok Island has created murals in over 20 countries worldwide and exhibited his work in Australia, the Netherlands and Japan. Amok Island recently completed one of Australia’s largest murals; ‘Six stages of Banksia baxteri’ spanning 162m long and 25m high on the CBH Grain silos in Ravensthorpe, making national news.
Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Carpark)
58 Egan St, Kalgoorlie
BROOKLYN / USA
Askew One (Elliot O’Donnell) is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist hailing from the creative capital of the South Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand. From his roots in his city’s graffiti scene during the early 90’s, he became one of the key figures known internationally from the region. Additionally he has been an integral part of the scene through organising Auckland’s first graffiti festival, setting up multiple gallery spaces and publishing both a magazine and book showcasing New Zealand graffiti art.
Since 2010 Askew One has evolved his art practice more into the Urban-Contemporary or Post-Graffiti realm, focusing on studio work and large scale outdoor murals. Askew One’s current work focuses mostly on painting, drawing heavily from his background in graphic design, still and moving image to create meticulously detailed portraits over layers of bold mark making.
Commonwealth Bank building Carpark
42 Cassidy St, Kalgoorlie
You Have To Start Somewhere 2017
"There are moments when the wheels of life feel like they have fallen off and it can be overwhelming when thinking about where to start in the repair process, but 'You Have To Start Somewhere', no matter how small that first step may feel."
Andrew Frazer is a multidisciplinary artist from Bunbury, Western Australia. Inspired by stories of hope, despair, redemption, pain & forgiveness - Andrew’s narrative based art continues to draw upon these experiences that connect us all through shared stories. From public murals, illustration, hand lettering, design & arts management - Andrew’s arts practise continues to expand and refine as a testament to his passion for personal growth.
Continually seeking to see art as a catalyst for community development & a strengthened sense of place, Andrew created Re.Discover - a walking street art festival in Bunbury’s CBD that ran from 2014-2016 hosting some of the worlds leading contemporary artists. As the Creative Director of Six Two Three Zero, he continues to curate a range of creative endeavours within & beyond Bunbury.
Plaza Medical (Carpark)
335 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Karlkurla Dreaming 2017
“The Karkurla Dreaming is a story of the Ancestral ties to the land of the local Aboriginal people of the Kalgoorlie area. It tells the importance-through symbolism, of the Hunter Gatherer lifestyle pre-settlement and the spiritual connections between the people, the waterholes, the flora and the fauna of the Karlkurla area. Karlkurla (Silky Pear) was the name given by the local Aboriginal people to the area upon settlement. The name was changed from Karlkurla to Kalgoorlie through phonetics over the years.”
Jason Dimer is a Wongutha, Ngadju and Mirning man, and internationally recognised artist who specialises in narrative and figurative contemporary dot paintings. He was taught by his father and extended family, with his work reflecting cultural ties to the land and stories of his family’s journey. His work features images and themes of bush tucker, hunting/gathering, dancing, celebration and the Dreamtime.
Jason acknowledges the importance of sharing his expertise with his family and the artist’s mural for Heartwalk is completed with the help of the Dimer family, including his sister Belinda, daughters Beige-Erica and Vera-Sharn, sons Jasely-Jean and Neil-J, and wife Jeanette. In addition to being gifted artists, the Dimer family are also champion 8-ball pool players.
WASM Building 703
Cnr Macdonald & Cassidy St, Kalgoorlie
Drowning Within 2017
"I believe that much about life is not always about just what the eye can see. The subconscious sees just as much as the eye, however our individual life experiences can cloud its message. Observation for me is an exercise in looking beneath the surface to study those life experiences and to take from them a positive learning to apply to life. Painting documents the study and observation without offering a definitive answer. That again is down to the individual."
Stormie Mills is best known for his whimsical, thought provoking characters created from a restricted colour palette of black, white, grey and silver.
Having successfully segued from the streets to the gallery walls Mills’ work continues to explore the human condition over his thirty year career.
His distinctive characters have captured the imagination of international audiences building a strong following for his work which has seen him participate in global commissions, international street art projects, exhibitions and site specific festival installations.
Stormie’s compelling journey has resulted in speaking engagements at several creative forums including the internationally recognised AGIdeas Conference.
He is widely published and is the only Australian street artist to have been invited to create his own Suite at the award-wining Art Series Hotel.
Goldfields Toyota (Laneway/Arts Centre Carpark)
60 Boulder Rd, Kalgoorlie
Add Colour 2017
"This artwork forms part of a larger series exploring the concept of rainbows added to random life situations. The result is vibrant, fun and a light-hearted approach to everyday living. @ianmutch"
Ian Mutch is an Australian artist exploring beauty through narrative, nature and details. He creates work on a variety of scales using acrylics, aerosol, and inks. Born in South Africa, Ian Mutch draws a great deal from his upbringing surrounded by wild landscapes, animals and patterns. He has lived in various parts of Australia including Kalgoorlie, now residing in south-west WA.
His artwork has won awards, given life to public spaces, and featured in well known publications. He has exhibited work in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Indonesia, New York and London.
Spectrum Picture Framing
78 Boulder Rd, Kalgoorlie
Wild and Free 2017
Brenton See is inspired by the day to day struggles of the everyday person, and the stories of happiness and sadness and life and death. David Attenborough’s documentaries have been a big influence on his work and is the main reason he chooses to use animals in his work. He enjoys using animals and objects rather than the human form to express himself and the stories he wants to tell. See is constantly focusing on the topic of “predator and prey” and “life and death” as these themes are very relevant in the animal kingdom as well as to the lives humans live. See now works in his home studio in Perth using his medium of choice (acrylic) painting commissions artworks. Recently he has concentrated his time on painting interior and exterior murals around Western Australia.
John Matthew & Sons/Muzz Buzz Carpark
73 Maritana St, Kalgoorlie
All that is gold does not glitter 2017
"Creating this piece for me, was really a reminder for myself and anyone else who might need it, to appreciate the smaller things in life, that we often take for granted. I wanted to leave a gift which was humble and sympathetic to the beautiful history of the building, whilst conveying a poignant narrative for the future of Kalgoorlie; to trust love, ignore fear and 'listen to your little voice".
British born artist Hayley Welsh has established herself as one of the most exciting creatives in the Australian art scene. Following her recent shows in London and New York, her whimsical street art has become fondly recognised for it’s surreal, fluffy, wide-eyed creatures, with darker undertones of the unknown and abyss.
Hayley invites us to share her deepest emotions through drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, weaving a poignant narrative into every piece. Her works leave us engaged and intrigued, causing us to react on moments, whilst reminding us all to trust love, ignore fear and ‘listen to our little voice’.
Black Crow Studios (Laneway)
11 Boulder Rd, Kalgoorlie
The land within her 2017
“This piece started as a rough idea and evolved in the process. The concept was to express the serenity and calmness the land and animals that surrounds us brings to my soul.”
Em and Jim Anders represent Hippocrocaduck - a small local creative business spreading the love through the process of painting and through original artworks and products. They run workshops and art classes from their basement studio in Kalgoorlie every week. Em painted one of the original window murals for Heartwalk when the project was still under development.
28 Porter St Laneway, Kalgoorlie
Streets paved in Gold 2017
“Phil designed ‘Streets paved in Gold’ in his traditional signwriting style. He wanted the piece to be something that could’ve been on a Kalgoorlie window 30 years ago. The piece includes his own original hand lettered fonts developed from scratch in the 80's.”
Father-daughter team Phil and Emily Braham work in together as signwriters, and between them they have 50 years experience in the industry. Phil is one of the few traditional signwriters around today and began his career hand painting signs around the Goldfields with his father, who taught him the traditional method. In his spare time, Phil enjoys rebuilding cars with custom panel and paint work, including airbrushed murals. Emily balances her work life with studying a degree in Psychology. She has a passion for art, theatre and tries to involve herself in as many community projects as she can.
267 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Shane Browner is currently an IT student, but drawing has been a lifelong obsession. Before returning to study, he was a graphic artist in the print industry for 13 years. Browner loves to use tapered lines and flat shading in his work to mimic the effect of computer vector artwork. He enjoys drawing easily recognisable pop culture figures and comic style portraiture.
87 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Heart Walk 2017
"This is where we dwell…
Our blood is a mix of home and many nations.
Yet we are strong. We are of one Heart.
Breathing in life to our tired and weary souls.
We are Community…
We are families drawn and watered here.
May we have faith to believe in each other, and hope for better days ahead.
May we have love for our fellow man, and love for this dry and thirsty land.
Together our connections create a rhythm, a pulse…
We are vibrant, we are prosperous, we are Alive!"
Rachel Doring was born in NZ and has been living and working in Kalgoorlie for six years. Actively pursuing her passion for creating has lead her to her current love for intuitive painting. Rachel Doring’s style is somewhat organic and unpredictable, yet always evolves towards the more precise. Her work is in homes in NZ, Australia, and Germany. The artist’s preferred medium is acrylic overlaid with rich oil paints and oil glazes.
140 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
This shopfront has been leased from September 2017, the window mural is gone but not forgotten!
Fossick Yarn Guild created the inspired “Heartlink” project as a "tie-in" fringe event for Heartwalk 2017. People of all ages and abilities joined in transforming the chainlink fence along the St Mary’s Primary School and Maritana St bridge into a colourful rainbow of yarn hearts.
The project went viral and soon every school in Kalgoorlie Boulder had their fences decorated with yarn hearts, even spreading as far as 900km away to Warburton!
Saint Mary's Primary School/ Maritana St Bridge, 12 Dugan St, Kalgoorlie
Resting Honey 2017
“This work features the artist’s signature diamond shapes, but takes it to a new level with a portrait snuck in sideways. Catch this work in the late afternoon when lazy sun picks up the gold pigments. This work was completed over two days using 120m of tape, 1L of paint, and 8 cups of tea.”
Foulkes-Taylor is an artist of many forms working in remote Australia. She has exhibited all over the world including through Western Australia, New South Wales, New York, Florida and Paris. Her painting style features muted palettes of abstract geometric shapes, flowing with movement and expression. Foulkes-Taylor painted a mural for the Heartwalk launch in 2016 in the Black Crow Studios alleyway, and her work is around Kalgoorlie at schools and businesses.
Kalgoorlie City Market Arcade
6/272 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
“The scenery in this mural represents the sand dunes of the Great Victoria desert with movement of sand, tracks in the sand with the strong vibrant colours of the desert, blue sky, yellow dry spinifex, red sand with bursts of the Sturt Desert pea flowers. This scene depicts an important cultural place for Kado, called Reti. He first visited this place as a baby with his parents. Named “Empress Springs” and described by explorer David Carnegie in his book “Spinifex and Sands”, there were three large mulga trees standing on the sand dune adjacent the spring entrance in 1896. When Kado’s parents “rediscovered” Empress Springs in the 1970’s two of this trees were still standing 80 years later. The imagery in the mural unites Kado and Deeva's family as the galah, the Karlkula root, dingo and emu tracks each represent the dreaming and totem of Kado and their three children.
Today Kado is the lead applicant in a native title claim to have the country in which Empress Springs or Reti (traditional Aboriginal name) recognised as native title land.”
Kado and Deeva Muir are a multi-disciplinary artistic duo living and working in Leonora, WA. They work across a variety of mediums including printmaking, ceramics, textiles, acrylic and watercolour as well as digital media. Kado uses the lines of traditional Aboriginal wood designs as the basis of his paintings and prints. Deeva specialises in northern Goldfields flora and fauna, applying her water colour techniques to her mural, textile and her ceramic works.
140 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
This shopfront has been leased from September 2017, the window mural is gone but not forgotten!
Seven Sisters 2017
“In the Dreamtime seven sisters travelled between the milky way and earth.”
Kgukgi is a Wongutha woman whose work recently won the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize. She sources her colours from nature including grounding ochres, earth and charcoal. She also uses contemporary acrylics including black and white to symbolise people having differences but being able to live together in peace and harmony.
Her artwork is featured in public buildings and private collections around the nation. Kgukgi’s art gives her a connection to her country and to her creator and spiritual ancestors. It is important for her to pass on the stories and skills to her children and grandchildren.
119 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
The Tourist 2017
“The character I painted doesn’t really have a story. I like the person viewing the painting to make up there own story behind the character like who he is and what he’s about. But i do like the idea of speak bubbles and thought bubbles where the character is saying something or thinking something. I always like to hear from people on what they see when they view the painting.”
Jarrad Price lives and works in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. He is a self taught artist who enjoys painting character portraits using markers and acrylic paint. Price also likes to draw in pencil, ink, spray paint and sometimes digitally. His work has taken out two awards at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize over the years.
331 Hannan St cnr Wilson St, Kalgoorlie
Best Enjoyed Naked 2017
“The amazing wash of new life that falls with fury from our heavens is one of my favourite things about our beautiful Goldfields. I feel blessed that my children get to enjoy this celebration of nature at it’s absolute best. I know they will remember the intoxicating smells and sensations no matter where their lives take them. Life’s Simple Pleasures...”
Linda Rae’s artistic career varies from body painter to commercial painter and decorator to everything in between, including drawing, sculpture and textiles. She studied Fine Arts in Northbridge during 1997, and later at Inveresk Academy of Arts, where she began mural work and exhibiting and selling sculptures and paintings. After taking a break to pursue technical careers and motherhood, Linda Rae has returned to the industry primarily practising body art and is branching back into mural works.
Linda Rae also collaborated with Angela Sutherland in a live bodypainting performance piece at our City Markets Wrap Party 2017!
1/248 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
This shopfront has been prepared for lease from September 2017, the window mural is gone but not forgotten!
My Desert Home 2017
“This piece is an abstract interpretation of contemporary Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The use of patterns and symbols have been employed to depict key elements of our historically and culturally rich city. Items such as wild flora and iconic landmarks are portrayed atop a coloured backdrop reminiscent of a typical Goldfields sunset. Interpret the text as you like. #giveadamn"
Kelsey Reid is an illustrator and designer based in Kalgoorlie, Australia. She graduated from Curtin University in 2014 with a BA (Honours) in photography and illustration design. Her work is strongly inspired by place and the constantly evolving ideas of home. Her visual style often involves geometric shapes, bright colour palettes, and intricate linework used to create both portraits and abstract pieces. Besides painting, she enjoys collecting fashion magazines, listening to George Harrison, visiting her hometown Esperance and obsessing over Zarraffas’s mango iced teas.
65 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Cubinup - Young River Dreaming 2017
"This mural depicts a women’s site and is the creation story of Young River in Esperance."
Tjubriin is a Ngadju and Wongutha woman who paints the totems of her family. She often features important elements of Ngadju country and traditional tools from her community to share stories. Tjubriin’s work has been exhibited at the Olympic Games in London and has exhibited both solo and in a group.
Tjubriin painted this mural with guidance from her mother Phyllis Wicker, a Ngadju/Nyungar Elder and assistance from her family members Tayunnah, Naomii & Sharneka Schultz, James Schultz Snr, Cheraze & Cyrus Wicker and Aviesha Beasley.
119 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Afternoon light on the trees 2017
“Landscape painting has always been my passion and still remains so. Using my inspiration from a scene that I stumbled on when wondering into the bush near Kambalda, I found the desire to express an opinion that landscape has a place in Public Art. I hope that the public can see that I have been successful.”
Back in 1999, although never having painted a mural before, John was approached by the Shire of Coolgardie to supervise a community mural project at the Kambalda Memorial Gardens. What followed were several other mural opportunities, an invitation from Country Arts WA to join a Goldfields-Esperance Consultative Committee and a successful grant application for a mural mentorship. John then become a founding member of the Kambalda Cultural and Arts Group, in a turn of events ultimately changed John & wife Halina’s lives.
Since then, John has been involved in several high profile art projects and prizes, including a school mural project at the Kambalda West District High School that won a State Award for Excellence in 2014.
117 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Born in 1994, Hannah Stevens is a Kalgoorlie local, and is currently a stay at home mum. She has always been good at art due to her dyslexia - where she is deficient at reading and writing quickly, she makes up for with her art. Stevens’ art is heavily based in fantasy, because in fantasy anything can be real; there are no rules and you’re unlimited in what you can do. She thinks Heartwalk is a great way to activate the town and is a great opportunity for her as an artist to put something on a bigger canvas than what she is used to.
73 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Mel Taylor is Kalgoorlie artist with a passion, or an obsession, with colour. She focuses on how colour evokes a feeling, whether that feeling is associated with a certain time or place, or how combinations of colours make the viewer feel a certain way. Taylor predominantly paints with resin and loves experimenting with layers of colour, depth and movement.
81 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Karlgurlas - family connection 2017
“The 13 dots represent my mothers children and our connection to this area.”
Lundy is a Wongutha, Ngadju and Mirning woman who has been painting and creating for many years. She enjoys teaching others and has helped with many community events such as Australia Day and Youth Fest. Lundy has been an Aboriginal & Islander Education Officer at some local schools and enjoys sharing her creative endeavours.
Lundy painted this mural with the assistance of her family members Alicia Thompson, Suzie Bonney and Jess Tinson.
283 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Born in 1990, Emily Uberuaga has been drawing and painting her whole life. When she was younger, her Aunty taught her how to draw mandalas. She fell in love with them and has drawn them ever since. Uberuaga also loves to paint on different ‘canvases’ like windmill blades! She has lived in Kalgoorlie for just over two years, and has been lucky enough to meet some local artists who have taught her new techniques. Uberuaga also designed the community colour-in mural either side of the mandala.
Kalgoorlie Sound Centre
239 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Promise Received 2017
“Country living blesses us with scenes just like this, many times in one form or another...
A magnificent sunrise or sunset, a promise given, a promise received...”
Brother and sister team Danny and Nikki share similar techniques and draw inspiration from their Tjupan heritage. The siblings celebrate bush life and are often found digging for honey ants or collecting karlkurlas and bardis with their talented artist mother Edie Ulrich, “the honey ant queen”.
283 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Springtime in the Outback 2017
“Living in the outback it is always an amazing sight to see the transformation bought about by the wild flowers in spring. Everything is fresh and there is colour everywhere.”
Edie Ulrich is a Tjupan woman who paints wildflowers by the waterholes and creeks. She enjoys the beautiful colours and adventures of the bush with her family and good friends, and believes each flower represents a smile of happiness and appreciation for the beautiful spring bush colours.
283 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Starry starry night in the Goldfields 2017
Born in 1984, Annie Viviers has always loved art. Her family relocated from Esperance to Kalgoorlie four years ago. Art is very important to her as it was her outlet after being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. She currently runs Art Therapy sessions and is so excited to be part of this amazing opportunity in the Goldfields.
Kalsec, 47 Brookman St, Kalgoorlie
Big Barry Bashful 2017
“It has been an honour to paint a mural for Heartwalk - being part of something that brings positive, happy and colourful energy to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is so uplifting. I hope my piece for Heartwalk reflects this through a viewer’s eyes, as I have enjoyed painting it!”
Born and bred in the heart of the Goldfields - Kalgoorlie-Boulder; Michelle Warren enjoys the simplicity of life whilst creating colourful, quirky and fun illustrative work. Experimenting with many mediums and styles, each piece is unique. With over 25 years experience in the arts, Warren still craves knowledge on new techniques or materials. She loves learning and facing new challenges! Art is a huge part of her life; from the moment she could pick up a pencil at the early age of six, until now, her life is not complete until she adds colour to it!
81 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
“Just like some people, some animals and birds lend themselves to providing a sense of humor. In this case Adele has given Oskar the emu a comical and quizzical look, as he looks out on the world around.”
Adele Workman-Davies is an award winning mature age artist who enjoys working in several mediums. She enjoys doing portraits of people and animals and loves the colours of nature in landscapes and flowers. Adele also finds it interesting to do abstract shapes and forms in different shades and hues that give the viewer a variety of options for interpretation. Adele does a range of classes and workshops on a regular basis for both adults and children.
69 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Heart Wall 2017
“This is my first mural and was painted as part of an E13 Sessions gig held in the courtyard here. I feel very proud and privileged to be able leave my mark (and heart) in Kalgoorlie!”
Ashleigh Sharp completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Curtin University in 2012 and while studying, experimented with various mediums ranging from photography and sculpture to drawing and textiles. Ashleigh enjoys creating bright, bold and colourful repetitive elements within her artwork, adopting a child-like look that reflects her own love of childhood memories.
Ashleigh moved to the Goldfields at the beginning of 2014 when offered a teaching position and is currently teaching kindergarten in Kambalda. This mural is Ashleigh’s first large scale painting which was created during the first E13 Sessions gig of 2017 hosted in the courtyard of GMF Dental.
GMF Dental Courtyard
Enter via Cassidy St, Kalgoorlie
Seven Sisters 2016
Painted in consultation with Heartwalk for the 2016 Museum of the Goldfields Open Day
Dominique McKenzie is a contemporary Aboriginal artist with Ngadju, Wongutha and Ngaanyatjarra heritage whose artwork has featured on community murals and in many public buildings and private collections. Dominique paints in a bold modern style interspersing traditional dot painting. He likes to experiment with new techniques to tell ancient dreamtime stories passed down from his grandparents, parents and uncles, and is passionate about passing on knowledge and culture to his daughters and other Aboriginal youth that may still be on a journey of cultural identity.
WA Museum of the Goldfields Courtyard
17 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie