Creative Native Perth
Jason Dimer comes from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and is the son of the late Mr Neil Dimer who was an important leader and artist from the Goldfields region. Presently Jason lives and works in Kalgoorlie and his paintings depict traditional Dreamtime stories that have been passed down to Jason from his tribe. These stories include the rainbow serpent and men’s stories. Jason also paints stories of his mother’s country.
About the artwork
There are Aboriginal men sitting around the fire and waterholes playing tapping sticks, clapping boomerangs and didgeridoos. They are singing about the Dreamtime. There are Aboriginal Women collecting bush tucker such as Quandongs (red fruits), and Karlkulas (silky pears). They dig Honey ants from the nest.
The snake represents the protector of the waterholes and the goanna represents the protector of the land. The Karlkula, or Silky Pear plant, represents Kalgoorlie.
The colours of the painting represent the land where this story takes place.