Mandy’s early work explored her fascination with the supernatural beings that exist in the Noongar and Yamatji landscape. For some people, talking about these ‘little people’ and ‘creatures’ is taboo, but for Mandy, stories about these bush creatures are strongly linked to her mother (deceased), her family and culture. Animals feature prominently in Mandy’s art. She has lived with a menagerie of animals all of her life and at one time, she had more than 30 rabbits and 50 birds! Her whimsical interpretations of her beloved pets often appear in her work. You will often find a small rabbit or bird making a cameo in paintings that have completely unrelated themes.
Join us for a day-long immersive experience with artists and changemakers demonstrating how arts and creativity is transforming lives and building stronger, more connected communities.
Edith Cowan University Joondalup
Nov 06 2020