FLOCK Festival | FIRST COMES ART: Conversations with First Nations Artists Jarred Hall and Bradley Kickett
For over 65,000 years, First Nations people have been telling stories and creating art here in Boorloo. This evening we hear First Nations artists creating art here today talk about their work. Doors open at 6:30pm.
First Nation singer songwriter, producer & dad, of Wardandi Bibbulmun Nation living on Whadjuk country, Jarred was one of the leads in Australia’s first Indigenous language opera, Koolbardi wer Wardong, by respected musicians and songwriters Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse. Performing in his band BOOXKID, Jarred is known for his melodic songwriting and hauntingly beautiful vocals.
Bradley Kickett is a local Noongar artist; born in Northam and grew up in Perth. He descended from the Kickett clan in York, Western Australia and paints in an abstract style, depicitng his subjects from an aerial view. His pieces are influenced by experiencing Noongar country, and hese images are all interwoven with the history and stories passed down to him from his family and elders
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.
Special thanks to our sponsors
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