work located at Bondi Beach
As an Indigenous person I am interested in animals and in the way animals also play an important role in the story of Creation in the Bible. I’ve painted the statue in black to drive the subject matter away from Jesus and instead use him as a canvas to paint on. The brightly coloured animals over the surface of the statue have personal and cultural significance.
Teho Ropeyarn is currently in his third year at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW). Majoring in drawing and painting, Teho is most interested in printmaking, ceramics, and painting, where he works to incorporate the cultural influences of her Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. His current work is concentrated toward Aboriginal history. Teho’s work has been shown at Dislocation: Cultural Diversity and the Golden Ticket Art Award.