Kwinana: art exhibition by Aboriginal artist Rod Collard

Rod Collard
Rod Collard

ABORIGINAL artist Rod Collard is showcasing his work at Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre.

Members of the community are invited to view his work until August 8.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said she was thrilled to see local talent on display.

“Rod’s colourful and evocative work looks beautiful in the foyer of the Darius Wells,” she said.

“But beyond aesthetics, Rod is a local resident who has an extensive and rich history of producing and exhibiting art in Western Australia.”

Mr Collard is from the heart of Willmun Boodja in WA. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge, art and culture.

His award-winning paintings are a reflection of his childhood experiences depicting nature, community, family and his homeland.

Mayor Adams said showcasing artists such as Rod was in line with the City’s plan to encourage the community to connect with recent Aboriginal histories and stories.

“For young Aboriginal people art has the ability to teach them more about their own culture and allow them to connect with stories from generations past,” she said.

“In the absence of written language, art is an important part of recording the stories of one of the longest continuing cultures in history.

“As a community, our admiration for Aboriginal art is an important step to appreciating and understanding cultures that are different to our own.”

Rod has dedicated this exhibition to his family.