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IKUNJTI STYLE

IKUNJTI STYLE

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11 March – 3 June 2023Opening event: Friday 10 March 6 – 8 pm

 

CULTURAL LIASON: Roseranna Larry

ARTISTS: Anmanari Nolan | Hayley Dodd | Keturah Zimran | Kumuntjai Nampitjinpa Dixon | Kumuntjai Napanangka Jack | Leonie Kamutu | Lisa Multa | Maisie Jugadai | Maisie Ward | Mavis Marks | Mitjili Napurrula | Molly Jugadai | Pam Brown | Susie Lane | Various Artist | Virgillia Multa | Walter Jugadai | Zakius Jack

CURATORS: Dr Chrischona Schmidt, Cassandra Lehman

PHOTOGRAPHER: Tobias Titz

EXHIBITION SPONSOR: Vitrine Media

MEDIUM: fashion, furnishing, homewares and accessories

Hero Image Credit: Kuruyultu Figures by Eunice Nanapanangka Jack, Neon Blue and Pink on Black Tencel Linen. Image courtesy of Ikuntji Artists

IKUNTJI STYLE presents the design-led journey from a remote Central Australian desert community to a global brand.

Situated in the community of Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff, and founded in 1992, IKUNTJI ARTISTS was the first art centre established by First Nations women in the Western Desert Art Movement and the first arts centre from Central Australia to release its own textile collection.

Highly sought-after by high-end retailers, galleries, catwalks, and red carpets around the world, IKUNTJI ARTISTS has become a style leader and signature brand.  The 5-year journey, has been beautifully documented. Videos and photographs show the evolution of the designs and the personal empowerment of the artists. Every design conveys meaning, preserving and bringing the stories of these First Nations people from the either Western Desert or Central Australia to the world.
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Featuring fashion, homewares, furnishing and work by the artists of IKUNTJI ARTISTS and exquisite photographic portraiture by Tobias Titz and Christian Koch. IKUNTJI STYLE presents the range of fashion, furnishing, homewares and accessories, the traditional stories they embody and the artists who share them. 

 

1. Model: Raychelle Mckenzie, Maker: Charlie Shone & Darwin Middle School, Fabric: Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon ‘Tjilkamala Rockholes’, Earrings: Fiona Garrett-Benson.
2. Model: Jadene Croft, Maker: Felicity Flowerdew, Fabric: Keturah Zimran ‘Puli Puli’, Earrings: Fiona Garrett-Benson.
3. Model: Philamena Mckenzie, Maker: Marcia Russell, Fabric: Roseranna Larry ‘Warliyajarrayi’ & Mitjili Napurrula ‘Watiya Tjuta’, Earrings: Fiona Garrett-Benson
4. Model: Lucas James, Maker: Suzie Fry, Fabric: Keturah Zimran ‘Puli Puli’.

 

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