Harley Richards is a Noongar man living & working on Whadjuk Country. Brought up around his mother’s art practice, he thrives on exploring his visual expression through the storytelling & symbolism of his culture. His work spans canvas paintings, graphic design & murals.
Richards is also curator of Tape-Mind, a multidisciplinary design service & collaborative magazine that is sold in stores around Australia & the world.
Richards’ impressive mural, Beeliar Djinda, was completed in April 2022 with the assistance of Baz Emerald & Pow Negro. Employing exaggerated scale and a vibrant colour palette, it is active storytelling of the significance of the Waugal to the Noongar peoples, with its cultural relevance breathing life into the FOMO precinct.
Look up high to find Richards’ work. It runs the full width of Tidal Lane, peering out between the architecture on William Street.
FOMO acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk people of the Perth region, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present and emerging.