Stage 2 Launch


WA Museum Boola Bardip

Digital Art Project

In July 2020, AACHWA was contracted by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to provide curatorial and cultural advice on a unique four year public artwork commission at the WA Museum Boola Bardip (from 2020 – 2023).

AACHWA’s role in this project is to prepare curatorial proposal briefs for the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries WA which present recommendations for artworks to be displayed at the WA Museum Boola Bardip for this public art commission each year. The project brief is to celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal art and artists in Western Australia.

This commission will see different digital artworks presenting WA Aboriginal art to be on the WA Museum Boola Bardip building’s two screens over the course of 2020 – 2023. The commissions will create a digital display designed specifically for the WA Museum screens.

In 2022, Sohan Ariel Hayes and their team travelled around the state filming as part of their proposal for Stage 2 of the project. Sohan’s project centred around the importance of storytelling for community, Country and continuity of culture. This approach culminated in a series of film titled Artist in Focus to feature on the Hacket Hall screens. Accompanying the films, Sohan and his team also developed a series of short animation loops displaying simultaneously along the Francis Street ribbon screen at the museum.

The four stunning short films featured the following artists:

These Stage 2 digital artworks went live on the WA Museum Boola Bardip screen on Tuesday 28 February 2023.


AACHWA is thrilled to be involved in this incredible project, which will provide greater visibility for Western Australian Aboriginal artists by showcasing their artwork on the WA Museum Boola Bardip public facing large-scale screens in the Perth Cultural Centre and along Francis Street. We look forward to seeing the impact it will have on the artists and the broader community.

For more information contact AACHWA Projects Coordinator Grace Connors or (08) 9200 6248.