Art in the heart of the Town

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

THE Town of Vic­to­ria Park has in­stalled two new pub­lic art­works by artist Ab­dul-Rah­man Ab­dul­lah at Kate Street Re­serve and Shep­per­ton Road ex­change.

The Bur­swood art­work, Wed­nes­day’s Child, is an ex­plo­ration of Ab­dul­lah’s child­hood mem­o­ries and ex­pe­ri­ences of grow­ing up as a Mus­lim child in Vic­to­ria Park in the 1980s.

Pass­ing through Bur­swood with his fam­ily each morn­ing be­fore dawn to at­tend Qu­ran classes at the River­vale mosque be­came a for­ma­tive pas­sage for Ab­dul­lah, in see­ing him­self as part of sub­ur­ban Aus­tralia.

The Kate Street Re­serve art­work, Every­thing is True, is a cel­e­bra­tion of child­hood imag­i­na­tion and the idea of won­der that drives both learn­ing and play­ing.

Ab­dul­lah draws on an­i­mal archetypes and child­hood mem­ory to ex­plore def­i­ni­tions and ex­pe­ri­ences of cul­tural iden­tity and the Aus­tralian so­cial land­scape.

His work has been ex­hib­ited at Perth In­sti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Aus­tralian Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art, Art Gallery of Western Aus­tralia and The Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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