Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives produce some of the most beautiful designs in our country, and we’re taking a moment to appreciate their inimitable work.
From Kip & Co’s collaboration with Bábbarra Women’s Centre in Maningrida, and Adairs’ work with artists Miimi + Jiinda, a mother-daughter duo hailing from the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti and Bundjalung tribes of Australia’s east coast, to new collections by independent artists such as Brad Turner, it’s possible to inject these wonderful artworks into every room of your home.
Decades-long initiatives such as the Aboriginal Culinary Journey collection from Breville are bringing the world’s oldest living culture closer to home and daily life. “Living in the heart of people’s homes these once everyday objects, now wrapped in Country, become cultural ambassadors,” said Margo Ngawa Neale, Head of the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge, Senior Indigenous Curator and Advisor, The National Museum of Australia of the project. “This is what makes the Aboriginal Culinary Journey collection so significant – it’s more than just a product, it’s a piece of our culture and Country in the same way we buy art on canvas for our homes.”
So, from a limited edition textured coffee machine design that speaks of ritual and community while it brightens up the benchtop and sends profits directly to the artists that created it, to a show-stopping framed print that drives an entire living room colour palette, these are the pieces we’re coveting right now.