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Meet the 2018 WA Young Person of the Year!

Congratulations to Kamsani Bin Salleh, the 2018 Young Person of the Year. Kam 25-year-old artist using his art as a platform to educate the public about his Aboriginal heritage in a way that bears relevance to modern times.

Kam is an Aboriginal illustrator who reflects the natural world with his intricate designs, and
he uses his artwork as a platform to share knowledge and educate others about culture.

His love of art was developed in his teenage years when he attended Scotch College as a
MADALAH scholarship holder.

As an Aboriginal man, Kam has had to overcome and challenge negative stereotypes that society often portrays on him. He uses his art to overcome this disadvantage, and as a way to express himself and bring stories of his people alive, telling stories of his descendants and highlighting the richness of Aboriginal culture.
Kam also contributes to his community, working with the ICEA foundation to share his art in schools, and runs numerous school art programs across Perth. He is also the 2018 Festival Director of the Kambarang Festival where he aims to provide everyone with a meaningful experience with Noongar Culture. He also recently designed and donated his artwork for
use for the MADALAH Ball, the largest fundraising event for Indigenous Education in WA.

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