A Warlu Fashion Collection – NORTH‘s first fashion collection
Down a long red road five hours north-west of Alice Springs the artists of Yuendumu and Nyrippi communities share stories of their country through bold brush strokes and joyful colour.
Through this collaboration with NORTH, senior artists from Warlukurlangu Art Centre along with their families, invite you to celebrate Warlpiri culture with the launch of this fashion collection.
Here is a joyful collection of statement pieces – uniquely connected to the desert through it’s people, art and stories.
Murdie Nampijinpa Morris, Hilda Nakamarra Rojers, Walter Jangala Brown, Theo (Faye) Nangala Hunson & Shanna Napanangka Williams are senior Warlpiri artists, living & working proudly on their country.
The family of respected elders who have since passed, Valerie Napurrurla Morris and Liddy Napanangka, proudly share the work of their ancestors.
Each artwork featured in this collection is of one of the artist’s Jukurrpa – often called a Dreaming Story.
ING have generously accepted NORTH into their Dreamstarter program, and will host a pre-order crowdfunded from 19th of June – July 19th, 2018.
This collection is a real door opener for NORTH. It not only celebrates the artwork of featured artists from the communities of Yuendumu and Nyrripi but also provides our enterprise with the opportunity to reach independent financial sustainability so that NORTH may continue their work in remote art centres.
NORTH have set a goal to raise $60,000 in pre-order purchases which will enable them to fund the manufacturing stage of this collection.
The catch is, if NORTH does not reach their goal of $60,000 they will be unable to manufacture! It is all or nothing!
Pre-orders are only open for a limited time!
NORTH is a Not For Profit social enterprise existing to celebrate, support and broaden the exposure of textile design by Indigenous artists living remotely on their country.
Having launched five previous collections in collaboration with remote Aboriginal Art Centres, The Warlu Collection is NORTH’s first fashion collaboration with central desert artists.