If you want to give your home a uniquely Australian vibe (and we’re not talking tacky tourist souvenirs or fluffy koalas holding flags), then the latest prints from Corban & Blair might be just what your walls are calling for.
Our favourite local frame makers have collaborated with Indigenous communities from far north Queensland and northern NSW to bring you gorgeously framed, ready-to-hang artworks, created by Aboriginal artists to reflect their perspective of the land.
The only question is, how much free wall space can you find?
Made by Euraba Indigenous Artists and Paper Makers, these artworks reflect the flora and fauna around the MacIntyre River in Northern NSW. Euraba Artists and Papermakers was founded by the Goomeroi people of Toomelah and Boggabilla with the goal to build Indigenous skills and artistic creativity. They make 100% cotton rag art paper using traditional European paper-making methods and utilize techniques such as pulp painting and casting, as well as more conventional surface techniques such as painting and screenprinting. Their designs are inspired by the cotton fields, bush tracks, the river, local flora and fauna. They love the bush, and fishing is a favourite pastime both for food and as a way of maintaining cultural connections. Fish motifs feature frequently in many of the artists work: Framed Euraba ‘Fish Eggs’ Artwork and Framed Euraba ‘Waterholes’ Artwork
In north Queensland, Kuku Yalanji country encompasses land stretching between Cooktown, Chillagoe, Daintree and Port Douglas. They are true rainforest people who live in harmony with the environment – a deep connection with nature and a strong sense of belonging to the rainforest informs all aspects of Yalanji culture. The printed textiles represent that attitude and feelings of the artistic community and reflect the atmosphere and colours of the Mossman Gorge area: Bindi 6 Framed Yalanji Artwork, Bindi 1 Framed Yalanji Artwork, Grass Texture 1 Framed Yalanji Artwork and Grass Texture 2 Framed Yalanji Artwork
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