Indigenous artist Gavin Wanganeen, descendent of the Kokatha people of the Western Desert in South Australia, is participating in SALA Festival on KWR. Throughout August, his incredible contemporary Indigenous art exhibition is showcasing at Fox Gordon on King William Road.
Gavin is also known for being an AFL legend & Brownlow Medalist whose glittering career has spanned some 300 senior games at Essendon & Port Adelaide, countless awards and a reputation as one of the best to ever play the game. While his precocious sporting ability emerged early, Gavin also shared a love of colour and storytelling through art. Yet it wasn’t until his twenties, when a discussion with his Aboriginal teammates sparked a competition to produce the best piece of art from their respective regions, that Gavin made what would be a life changing decision to start painting.
Gavin Wanganeen is an important and inspiring role model within the Indigenous community due to his successful sporting career and transition to working artist.
Pick up your SALA flyer at various locations on King William Road, and follow the map to take yourself on self-guided tour of the artists exhibitions on KWR. Check out the Facebook event for more details.