Mossenson Art Foundation was established in 2010

by Dan and Dr. Diane Mossenson.

The objects of the Foundation are to:

  • Preserve, promote and record cultural heritage.
  • Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft.
  • Publish and support scholarly research of art practice in Australia.

The Trustee for the Foundation is Mossenson Art Foundation Ltd (ACN: 144 819 296). The Foundation is a public fund with deductible gift recipient status which means gifts to the Mossenson Art Foundation Gift Fund are tax deductible to donors.

SIX : 2020

An art initiative for West Australian artists presented by Mossenson Art Foundation in conjunction with Mossenson Galleries


Publications

Ngarra: The Texta Drawings

Ngarra: The Texta Drawings serves as an important testimony to an exceptional artist. Additionally, it is a means of honouring and perpetuating Ngarra’s desire to record his extensive knowledge of law, geography and culture for future generations. If it were not for this publication, the valued heritage resource of a unique hunter-gatherer, footwalker of country and stockman would tragically be lost following his passing late in 2008.


Meeyakba

Shane Pickett Meeyakba

is a publication that celebrates the life and work of the preeminent Nyoongar artist of his time, and one of the great painters of the Western Australian landscape. Exploring his career through his numerous phases of art-making, the book sets Pickett’s paintings against the history of Nyoongar country and the knowledge of the Balladong and Jdewat elders who informed his work.


Pickett’s Nyoongar name Meeyakba, or ‘soft light of the moon’, captures the gentle spirit of an artist who set a beacon for those who follow him. He developed an innovative visual language to capture the landscape and climate of the Southwest, showing the history and culture of his people in breathtaking and ever-changing images. He was a leader for Nyoongar artists and an advocate for their advancement, yet his modesty, humility and quiet receptiveness was the engine for singular achievement.