Yandilup is an outdoor mural painting by artist J.D. Penangke commissioned for PICA’s new entrance. Titled after the Noongar name of the low lying wetlands area where PICA is located, this new site-specific work builds on J.D.’s extensive body of murals and public art across Boorloo (Perth).
J.D. Penangke is a Whadjuk, Balladong, Arrernte woman from Boorloo. A contemporary practitioner of traditional culture, she is passionate about making a change through art and uses her practice to celebrate Aboriginal people’s millennia-long connection to Country. Much of her work focuses on the wetlands and the cultural and environmental implications of losing native habitats. J.D. Penangke is Jade Dolman’s pseudonym – made from her initials and Penangke, her skin name which was inherited from her father.