Kick-ass artist

Boodjah Dreaming by Samuel Pilot-Kickett.

SAMUEL PILOT-KICKETT is one of several emerging Aboriginal WA artists featured in the exhibition Revealed 2020.

His contemporary artworks combine the cosmos and WA landscape into something very unique and slightly mystical.

The talented Perth artist, who has exhibited in Paris and Madrid, has his fingers in lots of pies and is also an actor, renowned didgeridoo player, radio presenter and Nyungah consultant.

In 2017 he won the NAIDOC Perth community person of the year award, after working for urban Aboriginal services for a decade doing community support work through the department of corrective services.

Amazing response

He also helped Good Sammies with their autistic clients and worked with Outcare, helping prisoners to re-integrate back into their communities and find meaningful employment.

If that wasn’t enough, he also used to co-host the radio show 2 Norty Broz on 100.9fm Noongar Radio. 

Beerlo by Samuel Pilot-Kickett. The works are created using spray paint on canvas. Images supplied.

Pilot-Kickett is among dozens of WA Aboriginal artists who will feature in the Revealed exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre when it reopens its doors on Monday (June 15).

Almost all works in the exhibition are for sale, with 100 per cent of proceeds going directly to WA Aboriginal art centres and artists.

The exhibition was meant to open at FAC in April, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced organisers to temporarily host it online.

“We have sold almost $90,000 worth of work since the online catalogue launched so the response has been amazing,” says FAC communications coordinator Andrea Woods.

“The catalogue has also been viewed all over the world including the US, UK, Ireland, France, NZ, Switzerland, Brazil and many more so it’s been great to extend the reach of WA’s emerging Aboriginal artists.”

Revealed 2020 is at the Fremantle Arts Centre until July 26. 

By STEPHEN POLLOCK

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