Red can-inspired work sells at Pilbara arts showcase

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
VideoThe Emu Export bush is known to flower after rain, and is a popular tree among locals.

Karratha has once again turned to the red can as inspiration for a work of art, this time at the Cossack Art Awards.

An artwork, titled Peacan, by Karratha resident Sam King depicts a slight twist to the sturt desert pea which is common throughout the Pilbara.

Karratha is no stranger to red can-inspired art.

Sam King’s Peacan.
Camera IconSam King’s Peacan. Credit: Pilbara News

There is a giant Emu Export can on Anchovy Flats and the famous bush chook tree in Millars Well is one of the most beloved plants in the area.

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That tree was featured in the above video by the Pilbara News in 2016 after heavy rains helped it to flower.

Karratha’s Blanche Bar gained some fame earlier in the year when it made a bush chook cocktail, dubbed the flightless bird.

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