Arist: Yabini Kickett (Esther McDowell)
Birth Year: 1998
Independent Noongar Artist
Language group: Noongar
Title: Yabinki Blankie
Size: 132 x 200 cm
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Who loves Lichen right!!!!! If you see Lichen on granite – you are breathing in some of the freshest air on earth! Esther shares her love of the fabulous crystal moss with us in this awesome blankie!
Yabini Kickett (Esther McDowell) is a descendant of the Kickett and Hayden families of the Bibulmun/Noongar Nation. Having grown up with an artist and poet mother, as well as a photographer and land conservationist father, her practice is heavily rooted in language, endemic plants, family, totemic relations and found objects from country.
In late 2017 Yabini participated in the National Indigenous Arts Leadership program at the National Gallery, this experience helped foster lasting relationships and deeply encouraged her to pursue working within Visual Arts. Currently Yabini is experimenting with textiles, and found objects, with a focus on animal remains from hunting and roadkill. The resulting works are often about place and the nostalgia associated with the destruction of country.