Boab Health Services commissions local artist Matilda Pascoe for striking new artwork.
Earlier this year we commissioned Broome-based Aboriginal artist Matilda Pascoe to create ‘Kimberley Connections’, a unique piece of art to represent the Boab Health Services story.
About ‘Kimberley Connections’
The two large concentric circles in the artwork represent our main hubs in Broome and Kununurra. As you follow the journey from the West Kimberley to the East, each circle represents smaller towns and remote communities where we deliver primary health care services.
Inspired by the colours of “Country” to tell our story, Matilda’s prominent use of turquoise depicts the ocean and saltwater people. The green and sandstone colours represent the freshwater river systems, and the earthy red ochre tones incorporate the rich pindan of the desert.
This visually stunning artwork is on display in our head office boardroom in Broome and our new uniforms feature this beautiful artwork.
About the artist
Matilda Pascoe is a contemporary Aboriginal Artist who incorporates the concepts of traditional Aboriginal art to produce her acrylic on canvas contemporary art.
Matilda’s love of her immediate family and the beauty of the natural environment are predominately visual in her unique style of art.
Born Matilda Queama at Koonibba Mission in South Australia, she was raised by her grandmother who later adopted her, and she became Matilda Pascoe. Matilda was married to Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter, renowned Aboriginal health and justice activist.
Matilda has lived in the Kimberley region of Westen Australia for nearly forty years and currently lives in Broome.