Artworks For The Malls

Artworks For The Malls

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Portraits Unveiled For CHOGM

Victor P Taffa

  • City malls feature large-scale portrait artworks
  • State Government proud to collaborate with Nomad Two Worlds

Perth’s Hay and Murray Street malls will be home to 53 large portrait artworks for three weeks as part of the State Government’s 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) celebrations.

The Nomad Two Worlds: Portrait of Diversity art project sees 14 structures, each three metres high, installed in the malls.

Each work features photographs of individuals, including 50 West Australians, representing the 53 counties attending CHOGM. The displays have been embellished with intricate and unique indigenous artwork.


Unveiling the works today, Premier Colin Barnett described the exhibition, which involves work from some of the State’s most talented indigenous artists, as a wonderful demonstration of the connections between WA and the Commonwealth.

“I’m sure this stunning art project will draw the attention of the WA community and visitors alike.” Premier Barnett said.

“It provides a wonderful insight into the multicultural diversity of our State.”

The Premier said the State Government was proud to have collaborated with Nomad Two Worlds to produce the project.

“With just under two weeks to go until the official CHOGM events commence, this installation will help build awareness of the exciting period ahead for our State.” Premier Barnett said.

Nomad Two Worlds was founded by internationally-renowned Perth-born photographer Russell James.

Fact File

  • The outdoor exhibition in the malls runs until November 4
  • Originals will be exhibited in Northbridge from October 25, 2011 to January 6, 2012
  • CHOGM 2011, to be held in Perth from October 28-30, will bring together more than 50 world leaders, representing about one-quarter of the world’s countries and one-third of the world’s population