Peter Farmer - new works

Peter Farmer

12 February - 5 March 2011

Chirriger # 26 - 31 (Seasons)

Chirriger (Blue Wren) Stories - Peter Farmer

The Stories of the Small Paintings: -

Noongar Country (Boodja) has Six Seasons - Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba, Kambarang & Birak.

Through those seasons there are always different food sources. And there are also different tasks to undertake, in order to maintaint the natural environment.

There have been traditionally, allocated times of ceremony to welcome each new season. And Totems that represent those seasons and the important resources that they provide.

Chirriger has a different coat for each Season, and is doing a different dance through ceremony to welcome the season; and to ask the spirits for a good hunt.

Each of the small paintings are Chirriger, disguising himself to the spirits at the start of each Season to ask for prosperity!

Peter Farmer, 2011.