To celebrate the era of Albert Namatjira (1950's) we have created two unique limited edition fashion garments being circle skirts and scarfs.This is the first time that our designs will be printed onto fabric. With this project our aim is to create landscapes of our country in the traditional watercolour style and exhibit them as unique three dimensional wearable arts pieces.
Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre and The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education will exhibit these collector items at RAFT Artspace in Alice Springs from May 15 to June 6th. We were also invited to exhibit a selection of these garments at the "We are in Wonder LAND" exhibition at the National Institute for Experimental Art in Sydney from May 14 to August 15 (Exhibition curated by Desart and NIEA, UNSW Art & Design.)
In the Western Arrernte language this project is called “Inti Ljapa Ljapa Irapakalam.” In English it means "butterfly going round and round." The caterpillar and butterfly are iconic to the Arrernte tradition.
We need your help to raise money for this project. To donate go to:
All profits from this project will benefit the Hermannsburg School of Art to continue sharing knowledge and stories with family and friends through their prosperous art centre.