“The scenery represents the sand dunes of the Great Victoria desert with movement of sand, tracks in the sand, the strong colours of the desert and the Sturt Desert pea. This scene represents an important cultural place for Kado. 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. When Kado’s parents “rediscovered” Empress Springs in the 1970’s two of this trees were still standing 80 years later.
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 husband and wife team based in Leonora, Western Australia. Kado is an Aboriginal artist working in a variety of mediums, painting, ceramics, textiles and printmaking. He draws on Aboriginal art as an inspiration but has a unique style. Deeva is a contemporary artist working in many other mediums. She is also a watercolourist and paints landscape, plants and animals of remote Goldfields region. Kado and Deeva will bring their unique styles together in this mural project.
140 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
This shopfront has been leased from September 2017, the window mural is gone but not forgotten!