Makaru – Six Seasons Bidi

Kamsani Bin Salleh’s sculpture pays homage to the resourceful nature of the wardung (crow).

Season: Makaru

Season of fertility – first rains

June – July

The Noongar Season ‘Makaru’ is represented by the colour dark blue as it symbolises rain and cold weather

Concept Rationale

The wardung (crow / Australian raven) sculpture for the Makuru season is Kamsani’s first cast sculpture, and explores themes of urbanisation, cultural resiliency and expression.

Taking direct inspiration from the not so natural surroundings, upon looking outside the studio window he had observed three crows pacing the courtyard.

One of the birds in particular had their head submerged in a signage hole in the pavement, this prompted a memory of wardung creating caches of food when it was in abundance to feed themselves when it became scarce.

Kamsani pay homage to the true resourceful nature of the wardung by capturing one of the wardung foraging and the other showing off the tucker treasure found in Djilba.

Artist Quote

“Working on this project is very appealing to me as it does represent values that I am passionate about, cultural celebration and preservation. Bringing local Noongar world views to the public space, world views born out of generational observations of seasonal changes. Public art like this, done honestly and correctly, is a great educational asset to the broader community.” – Kamsani Bin Salleh


  • 2023


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