Celebrating NAIDOC Week with artist Justin Martin

For several years, the street pianos project has been an annual event that engages local artists to re-skin pianos as an activation for the community to watch at Brookfield Place.

This year, we are proud to partner with First Nations artist Justin Murtin from Djurandi Dreaming as he brings to life his specially designed NAIDOC piano.

When: Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Brookfield Place, Tower 2 lobby

Justin Martin

Justin is a Whadjuk, Widi, Budimia and Ballardong man. Justin’s traditional lands stretches across Perth metropolitan region and a large part of the midwest of Western Australia making him part of the Nyungar and Yamatji Nations.

His artworks are based around history, facts and creation stories that are hundreds of years old. The stories and dot paintings are passed down from generation to generation. Djurandi Dreaming is focused on positively educating and showcasing Aboriginal culture in Western Australia while conserving culture, language and Country.

When: Monday 18 July – Friday 22 July, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Brookfield Place Tower 2 lobby

Justin Martin

About the design

Justin’s artwork is a representation of the Perth area as a whole.

Traditionally influenced, Justin’s artwork shows a group of women gathering off the land and using several plant species for medicinal purposes whilst singing in their native tongue in boorloo.

Tapping sticks, large, hollowed logs used as drums and boomerangs were the traditional Whadjak instruments. On the outskirts of the ceremonies we have the spirit of the yonga guiding our women throughout Nyungar boodja.

Djurandi Dreaming

Justin’s family established Djurandi Dreaming in 2017 with the aim to deliver an exciting cultural experience to the local people of Perth and visitors to Western Australia.

Djurandi Dreaming offers a variety of tours around Perth and traditional Aboriginal art workshops.

Tours include (but are not limited to) Boya Kaarla – Point Peron Cultural Tour, Dreaming in the Quay – Elizabeth Quay night tour, Finding Yagan and Kings Park education.

Art workshops include Yarning and painting sessions for adults, boomerang painting session for kids and traditional Aboriginal art workshops.