Tiger Art: Prophecy Fulfilled

This is a piece of installation art that I snapped 18 months ago while wandering around the Fremantle Arts Centre pretending to be working assisting a client.

I kept it because I thought it could be useful mockery the next time the Tigers choked against my Eagles.  Or finished 9th.  Or coughed up a 5 goal lead in a final.

Who’s laughing now?

It was part of an exhibition by contemporary indigenous artists.  The artist’s name escapes me now (maybe Les Everett can nip down the road and ask them?)

At the time I interpreted the piece as a child’s bedroom full of images of hope of an imagined better world away from the squalor of their remote community home shown in the ‘window’ of the picture behind.  Rusted cars and hungry dogs.

I took the religious images on the bedside table as mockery of a child’s naive belief in a better world beyond.

Prayers answered.  I hope the child (or the artist) is at the MCG on Saturday.

Faith is belief and hope in the absence of proof.  Powerful stuff that sustains and keeps us moving forward when all seems lost and hopeless.  One season at a time.

And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

St Paul (1 Corinthians 13:13)



  1. Loving The Striped Marvels right now Mr. B. But Faith & Hope in the mix as well. lots & lots of faith & Hope. Hope you and The AE find the local Slug e Alsace.

  2. Joe De Petro says

    You are such a softie, a real sweetie.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Interesting installation. Is it a clashing too of cultures, colonial and religious influence? The more you look at it the more it reads as a musing on hope.

    Btw I first read your ‘snapping’ as being a snapping it up, purchase.. had to read it again for clarity.

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