Rohin Kickett – Curfew SOLD Acquisitive Aboriginal Artist Award
|Rohin Kickett is a Nyoongar artist from the Balardong region and was born in 1986 in Northam, Western Australia. Rohin’s artworks are inspired by his family stories of strength and survival, along with his own personal experiences growing up in Perth.
This latest body of work Rohin has incorporated using a rifle to shoot balloons filled with paint to represent the impact that the 1905 Act has had on the Noongar community. The Gun represents the Government, the Bullet represents the 1905 Act, the Balloon represents the Noongar culture, language, and livelihood, and what’s left on the canvas represents all the issues we see in the Noongar community today stem from the 1905 Act.
This artwork is titled Curfew, where between 1905 and 1967 Aboriginal people were not allowed in town between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am.