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 2017 was completed with the valuable assistance of his family members: Jeanette Dimer, Belinda Dimer, Vera-Sharhn Dimer, Jasely-Jean Dimer, Neil-J Dimer, Mitchell Dimer, Isharhnie-Mae Dimer, Shania Richards-Dimer, Clilliam Richards-Dimer, Clarence Richards-Dimer & Lucinda Richards-Dimer.
WASM Building 703
Cnr Macdonald & Cassidy St, Kalgoorlie