Mukulubena (beautiful) Baskets – NT News feature

Dec 5, 2017

  Check out this NT News feature on our recent exhibition Mukulubena (beautiful) Baskets at Aboriginal Bush Traders. This exhibition runs until December 20 and features our new range of baskets created with ghost net & bush dyed textiles. As Aly shares in the article, “Theres something magical when you take this horrible thing out…

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NORTH Collection – In the press!

Nov 9, 2017

We were so excited to see Anindilyakwa silks celebrated in a number of publications as part of a collaboration with NORTH Home – a social enterprise working with Indigneous textiles from the top end. A number of unique pieces from this sleepwear collaboration are still available through our store. Accidental Discharge, Issue 4 – August 2017 Cool…

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From the archives: Tracks Dance Groote Eylandt Residency 1993

Oct 15, 2017

Sorry warning – this story may include images of people who have since died. The following photographs were taken as part of a Tracks Dance residency on Groote Eylandt back in 1993. The project involved 150 young people dancing “camp fire” dances of traditional clan totems. More information can be found on tracksdance.com.au. Umbakumba performers –…

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Vera Lalara’s new bird carvings

Oct 13, 2017
Traditional Groote Eylandt Bird Carving - Aboriginal Anindilyakwa Artist Vera Lalara

We were so excited yesterday when we stopped by 4 Mile outstation and collected these beauties from emerging artist Vera Lalara. Vera has just begun making work for the art centre, joining the Umbakuma women for natural textile dyeing on Thursdays and developing a home-based carving and weaving practice. We can’t wait to see more…

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Yumaduwaya (Stingray) Song

Oct 4, 2017

Our logo artwork is of two stingrays passing one another. Stingrays are special to the Anindilyakwa – this is the Groote Eylandt song ‘Stingray.’ ‘Stingray’ – Artist: Donald Blitner See, I went down to the river. See them pass one another at Arrindingmanja. Was the sand shining brightly? See them pass one another at Arrindingmanja.…

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