Birak – Six Seasons Bidi

Rubeun Yorkshire’s dynamic sculpture evokes water, land, and topography.

Season: Birak

Season of youth – first summer

December – January

The Noongar Season ‘Birak’ is represented by the colour red as it symbolises heat, sun and fire

Concept Rationale

Rubeun’s sculpture is a representation of the land, drawing inspiration from contour maps, slightly titled to suggest the flow of wind, and positioned to face towards the culturally significant site of Galup (Lake Monger).

Rubeun’s artwork depicts the land with the three-dimensional visual representation of the traditional line work that has been a part of Noongar dreaming and continuation of cultural protection.

The concentric forms are elevated and marked with a visual perspective representation of kep (water), the source of life that ripples across time and space.

Artist Quote

“I think this project is a great endeavour for an emerging artist – it feels like our visions will be nurtured and it will be a great learning experience. Public art is something I have recently become very interested in as an experienced storyteller working across mediums. There is under representation of emerging Noongar artists and a need for artworks that are truth telling.” – Rubeun Yorkshire


  • 2023


  • Redcor (Corten)
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