Australian made Aboriginal art earrings and pendants.
The colourful jewellery range has been created by Bits of Australia through a collaboration with Australian makers and artists.
The beautiful earrings and pendants have been hand made in Victoria and feature the stunning Aboriginal artwork of Ben Jangala Gallagher from the Warlukurlangu Art Centre in Central Australia. The centre is a non-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal owned by its artists from the remote communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi, Central Australia
Made with: Printed lightweight aluminium metal with surgical steel findings or surgical steel chain
Artist: Ben Jangala Gallagher
Artwork: 'Yankirri Jukurrpa' (Emu Dreaming)
Region: Nyirripi, Central Australia
Country of Manufacture: Made in Australia
Packaging: Delivered in a small kraft box with information about the artist and artwork
Social Impact: Royalties from the sale of the jewellery directly benefit the Aboriginal artist Ben Jangala Gallagher in his community
Ben is a successful Aboriginal artist born in Yuendumu, a remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory of Australia. He moved to Nyirripi with his family in 1978 where his mother began painting with the Warlukurlangu Aboriginal Artists. After he left school, Ben became a carpenter and travelled around the country building houses. In 2007 he followed in his mother’s footsteps and began to paint for Warlukurlangu Artists. Ben paints his Jukurrpa stories which relate directly to his land and its features, animals and plants.
To care for the jewellery keep it in the protective packaging and wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth. Avoid spraying with perfume or other sprays and keep out of direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Royalties from this product directly benefit the Aboriginal artist Ben Jangala Gallaghers in his community.