“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!