New artwork lights up Mindeerup

News Update 11 March 2020
Connect South Public Art

A compelling new artwork will come to life at Mindeerup at Mends Street Jetty from Thursday 19 March at 8pm.

Karl Kep Ngoornd-iny (meaning Fire and Water Dreaming) by artist Yondee Shane Hansen and Art+ (Art Coordination) is an innovative sound and light display. It uses projection technologies to share ancient stories and represent the cycles and rhythms of country from an Aboriginal perspective, ensuring Whadjuk Noongar culture is at the centre and a highlight of Mindeerup.

The piece is based on two brothers dreaming – fire and water, and reflects the changing Noongar seasons of: Birak the season of the young; Bunuru the season of adolescence; Djeran the season of adulthood; Makuru the season of fertility; Djilba the season of conception; and Kambarang the season of birth.

October - April

  • Monday - Thursday, 8pm and 9pm
  • Friday to Sunday, 8pm, 8.30pm and 9pm

May - September

  • Monday - Thursday, 7pm and 8pm
  • Friday to Sunday, 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm

The name Mindeerup is a traditional Noongar name meaning ‘place of the shore’. The area is significant in Noongar culture and heritage with many elements including Karl Kep Ngoornd-iny purposely and respectfully paying homage to its history.

Sand sculpture references in the paving near the grass area at the piazza have been also created by Hansen. The intricate patterns reference storm clouds, emu feathers, rock formations, waterholes and song lines and link back to ground paintings and sand drawings learned from Hansen's father and grandfather.

Mindeerup was recently featured on Channel Nine's Destination WA, showcasing this spectacular South Perth attraction to audiences across the state. 

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