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Kirrikin

Artists and Arts Collection

Kirrikin's New Artists and Arts Collection is a celebration of creativity and cultural heritage, showcasing the vibrant works of emerging Indigenous artists. This unique collection highlights the rich stories and traditions of Australia's First Nations people, brought to life through contemporary art forms. Each piece is a testament to the artists' profound connection to their land and community, offering a fresh perspective on Indigenous art.

Kirrikin's commitment to supporting new talent ensures that these artists can share their incredible gifts with the world, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of Indigenous culture. Dive into the Kirrikin New Artists and Arts Collection and experience the beauty and depth of these extraordinary artworks.

Karijini
Sally White

SALLY WHITE

Welcome to the world of Sally White, a gifted artist whose vibrant creations breathe life into the ancient stories and landscapes of Banjima Wirrlimarra country.

Hailing from the Pilbara region, Sally proudly embraces her heritage as a Banjima woman, tracing her lineage back to her grandfather, a Banjima Wirrlimarra elder born beneath the protective branches of a birthing tree at Mulga Downs. It's a lineage steeped in resilience and a deep connection to the land, despite the tumultuous history of the stolen generation that once threatened to sever these ties.

Sally's journey as an artist is intertwined with her family's rediscovery of their cultural heritage. Raised in the embrace of her mother's captivating artwork, Sally found herself drawn to the canvas from a young age, inspired by the colors, stories, and soulful expressions that danced across her mother's paintings. As she sat by her mother's side, a profound sense of belonging began to blossom within her, echoing the ancient rhythms of Banjima Wirrlimarra country.

With each brushstroke, Sally channels the spirit of her ancestors and the breathtaking beauty of the Pilbara landscape. Her paintings are not just artworks but portals to a world where the hues of the earth, sky, and sea converge in a mesmerizing tapestry of color and emotion. Through her art, Sally finds solace, purpose, and a profound connection to the land that has shaped her identity.

Join Sally on a journey of discovery and rediscovery, where the past meets the present in a symphony of creativity and cultural resurgence. Experience the magic of Banjima Wirrlimarra country through the eyes of an artist whose passion knows no bounds.

Explore the vibrant world of Sally White, a proud Banjima woman from the Pilbara region. Inspired by her grandfather's connection to the land and her mother's captivating artistry, Sally discovered her own passion for painting. Through her vibrant creations, she celebrates the colors, landscapes, and stories of Banjima Wirrlimarra country. Join Sally on a journey of cultural rediscovery, where each brushstroke is a tribute to her heritage and the breathtaking beauty of the Pilbara.

Karijini National Park is a breathtaking natural wonder in Western Australia, renowned for its ancient gorges, stunning waterfalls, and rich Aboriginal cultural heritage.

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The Pilbara region in Australia boasts a stunning array of wildflowers, showcasing vibrant colors and unique species adapted to the harsh environment

Pilbara Wildflowers

Bustucker

Bush Tucker refers to the native Australian food traditionally consumed by Indigenous peoples. It includes a diverse range of plants, fruits, seeds, and animals, often harvested from the wild

Bustucker

Honey Ants

Australian honey ants are unique insects that store honeydew in their abdomens, serving as a food source for their colony members during times of scarcity

Honey Ants

EMMA KERSLAKE
The Ant's Nest Pattern

EMMA KERSLAKE

Emma is of Palawa heritage through her family line from the East Coast of Tasmania. She had a great upbringing in a large family environment in a small town on the North-West coast of Tasmania. Emma recounts the story of her mother as a very brave person for identifying as an Aboriginal person in Tasmania in the early 1970’s, when the “myth” was that there were no Aboriginal people left alive.

Professional roles have seen Emma posted in the Solomon Islands, Tonga, New Zealand and Iraq during her time with Foreign Affairs. Emma has travelled extensively through-out the Asia Pacific region involved in legal negotiations and conferences. It was during this time that she decided to reconnect with her art and started to paint.

“I think the ability to work on something and have a start, middle and end was a really important process for me.”

Most of her latest works represent a place that she’s visited recently and feels really connected to. She conveys the colours, feel and smell of that place at a certain time. Because Emma paints multi-layered backgrounds and uses dotting, the painting process is very slow; a hand-span of dotting can take her as long as two or three hours depending on the viscosity of the paint and the pattern that she’s using.

Buffie Creative
BUFFIE CORUNNA

BUFFIE PUNCH

I am a Noongar Yorga - Aboriginal Women of the Noongar Nation, born in Albany, Western Australia. My family connections are from Gnowangerup and Albany. Both small towns in Western Australia. I have 3 beautiful children who I cherish and are my greatest inspiration. I love spending time with those that I love and have a strong bond to my family. Much of my work is greatly influenced by my family, cultural connections, my emotions and relationships.

Creativity and art is how I express myself. It’s how I am seen and heard. Creative expression is so empowering. I have always been creative and loved Arts and Craft and the way art relaxes me and I can express myself through my artwork. I believe art and self-expression is one of the greatest tools to help with healing. I have enjoy painting, drawing and experimenting in a variety of art mediums including digital art.

Quote I live by:

"You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels right. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud."

Boodja

This artwork represents the beautiful natives found in Noongar Boodja - Noongar Country.

These native flowers and trees offer a wide range of uses for healing, ceremony and decoration in Noongar culture. All of these flowers in this artwork can be found abundantly throughout Noongar boodja and this artwork showcases the colours and the beauty of Noongar Boodja.

Connecting to a country is an important part of culture and belonging as being in nature gives you balance and it is vital for grounding energy.

SHERYL HICKS
Pilbara Wildflowers

SHERYL HICKS

heryl Hicks is the daughter of Robert Hicks. She was born in Wickham in 1974. She is a Ngarluma woman from the Roebourne area in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She has five children and has been a teacher for 17 years. Sheryl began painting around 7 years ago. She enjoys being around other artists in her family and learning new techniques and styles. She paints a lot about water holes, rivers and wildflowers off her country and home in the Pilbara.

Pilbara Wildflowers: This painting is about the wildflowers we have in the Pilbara. In wildflower season it is like a carpet of beautiful colours spreading across the land.

DRY COUNTRY

Dry Country

In this painting it is showing Sheryl’s country in the dry season. The waterholes and rivers have dried up and the country is covered in dry spinifex.

Ocean Tide
Carol Martin

CAROL MARTIN

Carol Martin, a proud Nanda, Naaguja, and Wujarri woman whose creative journey began at the tender age of 8 under the guidance of her father. For Carol, painting is more than just a skill; it's a powerful tool for sharing the stories and traditions of her people.

Residing in the heart of Yamatji country in Greenough, Carol finds inspiration in the natural beauty that surrounds her - from the gentle embrace of the ocean to the meandering flow of the river. Each brushstroke is infused with the essence of her ancestral lands, weaving together a tapestry of culture, history, and connection.

Join Carol on a voyage of storytelling and discovery, where art becomes a bridge between past and present, tradition and innovation. Through her evocative paintings, she invites you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Indigenous culture and the timeless landscapes of Yamatji country.

Carol is a Nanda, Naaguja, and Wujarri woman, Carol's journey as an artist began at 8 under her father's guidance. Based in Greenough, Yamatji country, she draws inspiration from the nearby ocean and river. Through her paintings, Carol shares the rich stories and traditions of her people, creating a powerful connection between past and present.

Ocean Tide

Imagine sitting in the Shallows, watching the changing movements of the water around your feet and the magnificent changes in those colors of blue as the water gets deeper , in Broome you always get what I call the Dampier Creek Cloud, which is Blue but also the Milky cloud of color making patterns through the fine mud.

Exmouth

on a trip back to Perth from Exmouth, I was impressed by the colors of the country, so Red, and vivid greens, with splashes of yellow hues. So dry yet so colorful.

Exmouth

Wildflowers

when you walk in the country in the beginning of Summer you are mesmerised by the brilliant colors of the Yamatji landscape covered with Wildflowers, this is how I saw my country, and painted it.

Wildflowers

Leaf Life

This artwork it’s the minute details that allow us to see the true images of what nature shares with us.

Leaf Life

Stories in the Sun
KAYE LORRAINE WHITE

KAYE LORRAINE WHITE

Kaye is a respected elder from the Gararimarra skin group in the North-West Australian Pilbara region. She is 59 years old and a member of the stolen generation.

“My inspiration to paint came from my country of where my father was taken away as a small child. Being a descendant of the stolen generation" - White Springs in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The surname White is my surname given to my father as a reminder of where he came from.

I love mixing colours and get my ideas from country in the Pilbara region and all over the world. When I paint I feel a strong connection to Banjima lands. I get pleasure from seeing the looks on people’s faces when they express their love of seeing my work of art, and the emotional connection they get from me telling the stories behind each one.

I started painting later on in my life and I always had a yearning to paint, so one day I started with one canvas and had a play with it and I have never looked back. It took me a while to let go of my paintings due to the love and emotional connection I had with everything single one of them. Then I realised I must let go and show the world what I’m capable of. Now I would love to see people wearing my art in every way shape and form, whether it be on a canvas on a wall in a home, office, gallery, on a gorgeous tie, T-shirts, dresses and so on. It provides me with opportunities and the desire to continue doing what I love - painting.

Kaye has a love for blending colours and textures, drawing ideas from the surrounding environments in the Pilbara, while feeling a strong bond with the Banjima lands. Her technique is different to most using only a cottonbud & tooth pick to create the visual masterpiece. She has developed an individual striking style using deep vibrant colours to expressively connect with her roots. She views her works as liberating and uplifting.

HELENA GEIGER
Pandanus

HELENA GEIGER

Helena Geiger was born in Sydney. Her mother is Aboriginal and her father is Austrian. Her Aboriginal heritage is traced back to the Gumbayngirr language group from the North Coast of NSW where most of her family still live.

Helena is a self-taught artist specialising in Batik. Using this ancient art form she creates original Batikson Silk and Cotton for wall hangings, stretched and framed artwork. She also designs printed and hand dyed textiles for furnishings and clothing.

Helena has exhibited her artwork widely in Sydney and Adelaide and is in private collections throughout Australia, NZ, the UK and USA. Her artwork was purchased by the SA Flinders University Art Museum for their Art Collection. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Prize and her work toured NSW being exhibited in several regional art galleries.

Helena also holds Batik and Tie Dyeing Workshops in Sydney and on the South Coast. She now lives and works from her studio in Jervis Bay NSW.

Kimberley Grasses and Leaves
LENA ANDREWS

LENA ANDREWS

I am a Bunuba and Walmajarri woman living in Fitzroy Crossing in the heart of the Kimberley Region, Western Australia. I’ve wanted to paint ever since I watched my mum, Daisy Andrews paint her country.

I am passionate about my country and the knowledge of different bush tuckers that my family carries. Both my grandparents on my mum's side were Walmajarri people from the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. I started painting with Marnin Studio in 2018 with the other women from the Fitzroy Valley. I paint to keep our stories and knowledge alive and pass it onto our young kids.

When I was a child I was told my grandmothers used to collect seeds from grasses to grind and make damper. In this design I have painted these grasses and seeds, particularly spinifex that covers our country.

JESSICA TEDIM
Grevillia

JESSICA TEDIM

Jessica is a young Gamilaroi Ularoi/Yuwaalaraay woman from Walgett in North West NSW, born in 1999. Jessica grew up immersed in culture, learning Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay language throughout her early education, and stories and culture from family and community.

From an early age, Jessica has found an interest in art, coming from artistic families on both her Aboriginal and Portuguese sides. Jessica aims to represent the beauty of the land and her connection to country in her artworks. Her art often depicts curved lines inspired by carved trees on her country, the rivers, and native flora and fauna. Jessica uses an array of earthy and contemporary colours in her art. Jessica has now ventured into creating digital artworks that relate to modern cultural interpretations.

Jessica has had her artworks in private exhibitions, and small rural galleries. In 2019, Jessica had her triptych ‘Ngurrambaa’ as the feature piece for HSBC’s Reconciliation Action Plan and is now in the head office of The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.

Jessica is located in Meanjin (Brisbane) and is studying a Bachelor of Business through Griffith University. She aims to run her own Aboriginal owned and operated business in the near future upon graduating in 2022/2023

Kirrikin
Witchety Grubs Pattern

JACKIE CRAIGIE

Jackie is an Eastern Arrernte woman with family connections in the norther Territory and Qld. She lives in Perth with her husband a Noongar man from WA. She has always had an interest in art and started putting artwork on canvas in late 2014. Jackie’s creativity and interest has come from watching and learning from her Aunty.

My grandmother was a wonderful story teller, strong in her culture, connection and identity and she would always share this information to make sure we understood our Aboriginal history and connection to families and country. My grandparents spent quite a lot of time taking us kids (the grandchildren) out bush learning to hunt, collect bush foods, medicines and show us how to survive in the bush.

The Ripples Collection

Blazer Ripple

Blazer - Ripple

Fully Lined Blazer I Oversized
Fabric - Cotton /Linen - 70% linen and 30% cotton Size 6 - Size 20
Match with lovely baby blue shorts, skirt or pants. Perfect work wear or a hot night out.
Colour - Ripple
Easy to gentle wash or DryClean

Shortdress Ripple and Grevillia

Alice Flirty Dress

V-Neck Dress Pull On I Long Sleeves with Flounce.
Fabric - 100%
Viscose Size 6 - Size 20
Colour - Ripple
Easy to wash and DryClean

Grevillia

Kara Top - Grevillea

Sleevless Top I Scoop Neck Kara Top
Fabric - 100% Viscose
Size 6 - Size 20
Available Colour - Grevillia
Easy to wash and DryClean