Our 2022 Feature Art

We are so proud to present our 2022 feature artwork from Walyalup (Fremantle)-based indigenous artist, Turid Calgaret. 

 Turid has created this beautiful and meaningful painting especially for Port to Pub, generously donating her painting to Port to Pub to be auctioned at the race briefing on 10 March 2022, with all proceeds going to Telethon. 

 She spoke Port to Pub’s Jane Munday. 

 “I am a Whadjuk Noongar artist who has lived in the Walyalup (Fremantle) area all my life, and now am raising my family here too. 

 I was always good at art when I was younger but it wasn’t until my adult years that I got serious about it. I started out studying commerce but soon found my way back to art. Originally, I was self-taught but wanted to expand my knowledge and technique so I undertook some training. I studied Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft at Kidigo Arthouse in Walyalup (Fremantle) and then Visual Art & Craft at the Central Institute of Technology in Perth.

I love textures, textured art and prefer using acrylic on canvas. Lately, I have started doing mural work and using exterior paint as a medium. I use art as therapy and as a reconnection to my family, ancestors, country and culture. The Waagal’s image is a representation of these elements that I use in a lot of my work, combined with the earthy colours that I paint with.

As an artist, my main goal is to positively promote Aboriginal culture through art and to explore techniques. I’m keen to build my own art practice but also to assist emerging artists. I’m grateful to have had lots of opportunities to exhibit my work and fortunate to have sold work as well. I am proud of my permanent public works, in particular, the two of the totem poles at ECU Joondalup where I collaborated with six other female Noongar artists as part of NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her we can’. I also have exterior public artworks at Perth Children’s Hospital, and the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia.

I’m proud to have been asked to be the Port to Pub’s feature artist for 2022. I wanted to paint something that represents the swim. It depicts the waters off Whadjuk Noongar Boodja in Fremantle where the swim starts. It shows the swimmers coming together at the shore surrounded by spectators, ready to make their journey to Wadjemup.”   

Turid’s piece is acrylic on canvas and measures 91.44cm x 91.44cm.

Contact Turid on email at TLC.77@hotmail.com or find her on Facebook or Instagram, where you can view some of her work. 

2022 PtP ART

Nov 17 2021 - 8:15pm