We’re incredibly proud to range limited pieces from the Kip&Co x Ernabella Arts collaboration. Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest continuously running Indigenous Art Centre, located in the Pukatja community.
The arts centre is one of the most artistically diverse in Australia, starting as a space for Anangu women to loom floor rugs and wall weavings, before becoming renowned for its batik. That spirit of independence, adaptation, creativity and transformation shines out across the community and the incredible seven artist whose art tells the ancestral stories of their beautiful country and culture.
This project has been two years in the making, and was created in close collaboration and with the generous support of the artists and community. We were lucky enough to spend time in Pukatja, together with our families, an experience we will honestly cherish for the rest of our lives.
The partnership between Kip&Co x Ernabella Arts is best practice, and one that sets a benchmark for future collaborations. Ernabella Arts and Kip&Co divide all profits from the collaboration equally, so 50% of profits will return to Ernabella Arts.
Alison has been painting at Ernabella Arts since she was a young girl and she now has four children of her own. Alison’s painting Likara is inspired by the light catching the shifts and wandering lines of the bark.
ARTWORK: LIKARA (BARK)
Mr Jack is a senior artist and the community pastor. He divides his time between his homeland, a place named Racecourse, and Ernabella. Mr Jack’s painting Ngayuku Ngura – My Country is of his father’s country. It’s a sacred place for men only near Mimili. The different colours and designs represent variations in the landscape. He is also depicting looking for bush tucker such as maku (witchetty grub).
ARTWORK: NGAYUKU NGURA (MY COUNTRY)