From the South West to the Mid West, these artists choose to live in Western Australia’s beautiful regional areas, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty found therein. Helen Ansell, Andrew Frazer and Judith Anya Samson share what it is that inspires their art and their lives. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Helen Ansell is a regional Western Australian artist whose vibrant paintings capture the spirit of native Western Australian flora and fauna. Having grown up in Ululla, a remote aboriginal community in central Western Australia, Helen has strong ties to indigenous communities and still is inspired by the wild desert landscape. She now supplies a number of Western Australian retailers with her designs and prints.
Judith Anya Samson is a talented Indigenous artist born in Port Hedland and now living in Jigalong. Taught to paint by her Nanna, she has been painting at Martumili Artists since she was a young girl, and has been involved in many exhibitions, including Martumili, the Art Gallery of Queensland, and Stanford University in America. Her paintings frequently communicate stories passed on to her and explore the country around Jigalong, Puntawarri and the Rabbit Proof Fence.
Andrew Frazer is a multidisciplinary artist from Gelorup, Western Australia. Influenced by shared stories that remind us of our humanity, Andrew’s art draws upon our inner-child through subtle textures, whimsical characters & imaginative driven landscapes.
About our Host: CARA PHILLIPS
Cara Phillips is an actor, director, writer and presenter. She has worked in theatre, film and TV, in Australia and in China. Currently she works as a Senior Lecturer in film, as well as facilitating creativity workshops as an arts therapist. Cara has a keen interest in people’s stories and experience and is delighted to explore the stories of our amazing artists and host the fireside chats at Flock Festival.
This event is part of FLOCK FESTIVAL, a 31 day showcase of WA Creativity & Culture in October 2022 in celebration of Pigeonhole’s 15th Anniversary. PIGEONHOLE is a retail store established in Perth in 2007 celebrating friendship and curating beautiful things that bring joy to you and those you love. For updates on Flock Festival 2022 follow us at @pigeonholeperth.
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Flock Festival + Pigeonhole acknowledge the Nyoongar Whadjuk people as the traditional custodians of this land. We wish to acknowledge the strength of their continuing culture and offer our respects to Elders past and present. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and we recognise their strong enduring connection to land and culture. Always was. Always will be.
This is an 18+ event