Painting Home Project
The Painting Home Project was a large-scale painting project that saw senior Indigenous artists: Larrakia woman Dotty Fejo and Roper River man Les Huddleston working with renowned street artist, Andrew Bourke (Komplex Graphix) and local artists Anna Weekes, David Collins and Jesse Bell to complete nine large-scale artworks at Bagot Community, Darwin’s oldest town camp.
Senior artist Dotty Fejo mentored her niece, Dotti Fejo during this project and Andrew Bourke skill shared with the entire team of artists in particular the lead Indigenous artists and local street artist, Jesse Bell. The project commenced in the first week of July 2015 and ended in November. As a final celebration, Bagot Community opened its doors to the public with three walking tours on Saturday 7 November 2015. Places accumulate history and working with the physicality of the buildings and houses in Bagot was a direct way to work with the people who live in Bagot Community. The Painting Home Project was designed to capture the poignant stories and messages that reflect the collective hopes and dreams of the community.
Original Concept & Creative Producer: Kieren Sanderson