Kgungka Thurtu (Sister Girl) 2018
"This artwork is in honour of my dear younger sister who passed away shortly before I started painting this mural. I felt her spirit the entire time and remembered my own art journey that started because of her.
The features of the woman’s legs on the right reflect our family’s cultural connection to Esperance (Frenchman’s Peak). The middle represents Norseman/Ngadju country with a new generation forming.The left is her head which cascades hair from the Karlkurla (silky pear) vine to represent Kalgoorlie and the Wongkatha connections. The wildflowers remind us of our unique ancient culture created in the Dreamtime.”
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 2018 is completed with the help of his wife Jeanette and children Vera-Sharhn and Neil-J. In addition to being gifted artists, the Dimer family are also champion 8-ball pool players.
Goldfields Toyota (Laneway/Arts Centre Carpark)
60 Boulder Rd, Kalgoorlie