17 February 2022
Bring your home to life with this stunning hand-made rug by Better World Arts’ artist Andrea Adamson Tiger. Made through a cross-cultural collaboration, the rug combines Andrea’s design with traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. It is entirely hand-made, from the hand-dyed wool to the intricate chain stitching and can be used as a cosy floor piece or an eye catching wall hanging. This beautiful, colourful rug represents the story of seven sisters who were chased throughout the desert by Wati Nyiru, shaping the landscape as they fled. The sisters created a rock hole which went underground and lead to the other side of a hill. The women dove into the water before flying up into the sky where Wati Nyiru followed them. Wati Nyiru can be seen today to the south of the seven sisters (pleiades) as he continues to chase them across the night sky.
This bold, monochromatic print was created as a special project amongst 10 artists including Elder Aunty Joy Duncan, designed to raise funds for the sustainability of the Euraba mill and artistic activities. Euraba Artists and Papermakers was founded by the Goomeroi people of Toomelah and Boggabilla in 1998. The goal of the organisation is to nurture and develop the skills and artistic creativity of First Nations people for a sustainable future within community. This beautiful piece is printed on hand made Euraba milled paper and is the perfect solo framed artwork or addition to your gallery wall, representing the cultural significance of fishing in the Macintyre River.
Functional art is an amazing way to brighten every day. Whether you’re treating your guests to a decadent cheese board or an elaborate new recipe, this intricate serving board by Wathaurong Glass Art will help you celebrate culture with every meal. The glistening plate is a beautiful modern interpretation of First Nations art, featuring a Wind and Rain design available in vibrant blue, red and grey. Wathaurong Glass and Art is a 100% Aboriginal operated not-for profit organisation that is committed to sharing culture and supporting community. Shop with purpose with their stunning range that directly supports the First Nations community of Wathaurong.
Made of wild harvested grass, raffia and wool this bespoke woven sculpture by Teresa Mula is a beautiful statement piece to show your appreciation of First Nations art. Teresa Mula is a First Nations artist of Tjanpi Desert Weavers from Irrunytju, Western Australia. Operating as a social enterprise, Tjanpi Desert Weavers supports women in the remote Central and Western deserts to earn an income from contemporary fibre art. This sculpture is a one of a kind hand-made treasure that directly supports Aboriginal artists and communities.
This exceptional modern interpretation of traditional artefacts was created by Mick Harding, a proud Taungwurrung Kulin man and the artist behind Ngarga Warendj – Dancing Wombat. Throughout all of Mick’s art, he respectfully expresses his cultural identity and connection to place, fusing contemporary and traditional art techniques. Malgarr (shields) such as this were traditionally used with liyangayil (fighting clubs) for hand to hand combat. This bespoke redgum timber shield comes with an informative card, allowing you to share the detailed meaning of the artefact with guests and admirers of the piece.
Art is not just for your walls, it’s designed to be shared and appreciated! There’s no better way to showcase your love of First Nations art than with a wearable masterpiece. This beautiful Parnngurr Silk Scarf by Jakayu Biljabu relates to the landscape surrounding the Martu community of Parnngurr in the Eastern Pilbara. The design represents significant sites, including Wangkakarlu, Parnkurrl and Kurran Kurran water sources. These places were crucial to the survival of Biljabu and her family during pujiman. The scarf is 100% silk satin with hand rolled edges, displayed in a beautiful box perfect for gifting or storing your stunning piece of wearable art.
Take our word for it, pets love art too! Treat yourself and your best friend to something cosy and colourful to liven up your space with this Outback Tails dog bed. This vibrant art for your home features the stunning Salt Lakes design by Warlukurlangu Artists, representing the story of the ancestral Napangardi women, who journeyed to the east dancing and singing a landscape of salt lakes shimmering in the sun. Made from thick and durable cotton with removable pillows for easy washing, the bed is easy to keep, maintain and enjoy for longer.
Another stunning rug or wall hanging, the Ngapa Jukurrpa design by Tina Napangardi Martin represents Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds of this region are water soakages or naturally occurring wells. The story represented through this artwork is of two Jangala men, rainmakers who sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm travelled across the country, with the lightning striking the land. It met with another storm from Wapurtali and was picked up by a kirrkarlan (brown falcon [Falco berigora]) and carried further west until it was dropped at Purlungyanu, where it created a giant soakage. This piece and the story behind its’ design is a beautiful way to brighten your home with the stories of Country.
This magnificent serving board was created by Taungwurrung Kulin artist Mick Harding. It is beautifully handcrafted, made from camphor laurel which has antibacterial properties and a pleasant aroma. The redgum handle makes this functional work of art easy to transport to the table when piled high with all of your favourite native flavours. The stunning Bunjil & Waa design integrates traditional shapes and symbols from South-East Australia, perfectly complimenting the natural, colourful grain of the camphor laurel. Hang the board in your kitchen for an earthy, artistic accent, show it off at dinner parties with your favourite selection of cheeses or turn it over and use as a chopping board while preserving the engraved design.
This gorgeous coil basket by Injalak Artist Judy Dakgalawuy is a beautiful representation of culture, tradition and community. Injalak Arts is a non-profit Aboriginal-owned charitable organisation with over 200 active members– artists and weavers from Gunbalanya and surrounding outstations. Shop with purpose with every purchase from Injalak Arts, which delivers positive social, economic and cultural outcomes for its members. This hand-woven basket is a stunning, bespoke piece to add to your collection of First Nations art and treasure forever.