This year, we have proudly collaborated with three emerging Indigenous artists to create our new range of Tea and Mug Gift Sets now exclusively available in Myer stores and selected retailers.
Here is their story and inspiration behind each art piece!
Amanda Barratt (@becauseofmyfour)
Amanda Hinkelmann is a proud Wiradjuri woman, born in Wagga Wagga.
As an Aboriginal woman living in modern Australia, her textural work focuses on merging traditional Aboriginal techniques and symbolism with a contemporary colour palette and style. Carrying a deep connection to the place she calls home, her works tell a unique story about her life experiences and culture.
This painting, Deep, explores the layers of Country in the way that the term is understood within Aboriginal cultures. This artwork is representative of the layers of Country in its biggest sense — it represents the connection within you to the land in which you care for. It speaks to the feeling that is deep within.
Zowie Baumgart (@zowie.aboriginalart)
Zowie is a proud Kombumerri and Butchulla woman born in Canberra and raised in south Queensland.
As an interdisciplinary traditional artist, her body of work speaks to her life experiences, aiming to uplift and provoke optimism in those who come across it.
With each brushstroke, this painting has been created in reflection of life experiences with the intention of sparking joy and inspiration.
Kamara Morgan (@kamaramorganart)
Kamara Morgan is a proud Yorta-Yorta, Gunai-Kurnai and Dja Dja Wurrung woman from Yorta-Yorta Country. She is a contemporary Aboriginal artist and mother of three.
Her work tells the story of a life with deep familial and cultural roots, drawing inspiration from the natural landscapes and waterways of her grandmother’s country, childhood bush excursions with her father and painting sessions with her uncles.
This painting, Storytelling on Woka, reflects on the experience of people coming together on Woka Country and gathering around the campsites to storytell.