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Deborah Bonar was commissioned with three other artists, Wendy Hayden, Joanna Robertson and Ella Taylor, to create public artwork for the entrance to the new Fiona Stanley Hospital. This includes a 2.45 x 3.3 metres ochre and mixed media painting on canvas titled Welcome to Country plus sixteen metres of artwork on glass.

 

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Percent for Art Project - Fiona Stanley Hospital - Welcome to Country

The theme for both artworks relates to the site of the hospital and its significance to the local Nyoongar people. It features grasses and plants, insects and small creatures from the local wetlands.

Fiona Stanley Hospital, Welcome to Country Public Artwork

Fiona Stanley Hospital, Welcome to Country Public Artwork

Fiona Stanley Hospital, Welcome to Country Public Artwork

Fiona Stanley Hospital, Welcome to Country Public Artwork