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Koorden in Kings Square

Fred Chaney teamed up with Noongar painter, Rod Garlett, and sculptor, Richie Kuhaupt, to develop a proposal for an indigenous urban art installation in central Perth. The project is one of a suite of urban art projects commissioned by the developers of Kings Square, and was the largest and most significant Aboriginal public artwork to be installed in the City of Perth when it was opened in 2016.

Our team undertook the development of the sculptural concept with the assistance of Aboriginal cultural advisors, Carol Innes and Barry Maguire, as well as six highly respected Aboriginal elders from the Perth community. Their advice and guidance was critical to the success of the project.

The cultural consultation process underpins the stature and significance of the sculptures as an important symbol and recognition of Aboriginal custodianship. This includes recognition of the original wetlands that dominated this part of Perth coastal plain – as well as the wider region around the Swan River and coastal plain.

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Koorden in Kings Square
Koorden in Kings Square
Koorden in Kings Square
Koorden in Kings Square