Portrait of an Artist : BRUCE WIGGAN

Portrait of an artist, Bruce Wiggan, Broome 2011.

Whilst walking around town on a lunch break I saw this lovely man leaning against the balcony by the shops.
I stopped and asked to take his portrait, and asked his name, not knowing who he was, and he told me a little bit about himself. He is an artist and was affiliated with the Short St Gallery.

I later discovered more information about him and found that he is a senior Bardi man from the coastal Kimberley community of One Arm Point. Brice Wiggan is a renowned carver, carving beautiful aboriginal art into pearl shells and has works in many collections including the collection of Mr Kerry Stokes.

You can view some examples of his work on the Short St Gallery website here by clicking the link:
http://shortstgallery.com.au/artworks/833551/riji