Artist | SHANE PICKETT

Artist | SHANE PICKETT


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by SHANE PICKETT of Miscellaneous Artists. The title is Moon Shadows and the Night of Biroc. [SP01532] (Acrylic on Linen)

SHANE PICKETT

Moon Shadows and the Night of Biroc

Born in Quairading (Ballardung Country) in the south-west of Western Australia, Shane Pickett was one of the foremost Nyoongar artists of his generation.

Combining his deep knowledge and concern for Nyoongar culture with a confident and individual style of gestural abstraction, Pickett’s paintings resonated with a profound but subtle immediacy.

Balancing innovation with tradition, modernity with an ancient spirituality, they were complex visual metaphors for the persistence of Nyoongar culture against the colonising tide of modernity.

Shane was selected as a finalist in numerous major art prizes including the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, and in 2006 he was awarded first prizes at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize and Joondalup Invitation Art Award.

In 2007, Shane Pickett was awarded first prize in the Inaugural Drawing Together Art Award.

He has exhibited in every state and territory in Australia, and his works are held in major private and public collections across the country..



Born in Quairading (Ballardung Country) in the south-west of Western Australia, Shane Pickett was one of the foremost Nyoongar artists of his generation.

Combining his deep knowledge and concern for Nyoongar culture with a confident and individual style of gestural abstraction, Pickett’s paintings resonated with a profound but subtle immediacy.

Balancing innovation with tradition, modernity with an ancient spirituality, they were complex visual metaphors for the persistence of Nyoongar culture against the colonising tide of modernity.

Shane was selected as a finalist in numerous major art prizes including the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, and in 2006 he was awarded first prizes at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize and Joondalup Invitation Art Award.

In 2007, Shane Pickett was awarded first prize in the Inaugural Drawing Together Art Award.

He has exhibited in every state and territory in Australia, and his works are held in major private and public collections across the country..



The Collectors Show - 2011

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