One Voice

Kaleidoscope Festival 2017

Featuring the Portrait Artwork of Charmaine Cole

A  Noongah dreamtime story voiced by Elder Joe Northover - voiced by nine animated portraits painted by Noongah artist Charmaine Cole and projection mapped to the Joondalup City Council meeting for Kaleidoscope Festival November 9 to 12th 2017.


About Charmaine Cole

Charmaine Cole is a Noongah artist who received her Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at Edith Cowan University.  She undertook three years of study in painting, drawing and ceramics before pursuing her interest in live acting at the Aboriginal Theatre Company where she worked with renowned Noongah playwright, Jack Davis.  As part of the Aboriginal Theatre Company Charmaine toured internationally as a cast and crew member to Vancouver & Ottawa in Canada and then to Melbourne in 1985.  Charmaine enjoys sharing art within many social contexts in order to reflect her concern for the environment, the conservation role of First Nation people, the stolen generations, reflections of childhood and how social media connects First Nation people together.  Charmaine recently completed her NAIDOC Solo Exhibition - Whadjuk Nation Project - a collection of written research and digital media presentation for the Joondalup Art Gallery, Western Australia.