Because of Her, We Can
NAIDOC Week is an important time in the Koskela calendar. It’s an annual celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples.
This year we are celebrating NAIDOC Week with a very special collaboration and exhibition, both highlighting the work of Indigenous artists, designers and the important role of ATSI-run and governed community art centres.
Nganana / All of Us:
Art Centre T-shirt Collab with Koskela
Introducing a t-shirt collaboration with 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Art Centres from all over Australia.
Each ATSI Art Centre has contributed a design that has been digitally printed on a white, 100 percent organic cotton tee.
Available to pre-order now with dispatch in early August, all profits will go directly back to the Art Centres.
You can also vote for your favourite t-shirt in the People’s Choice Competition for the chance to win it!
Kungka Kunpu / Strong Women:
Iwantja Arts Exhibition
As a nod to the NAIDOC Week theme this year – Because of Her, We Can – Koskela Gallery is proud to present a powerhouse show of 8 women artists from Iwantja Arts.
Artists Julie Yatjitja, Betty Muffler, Emily Cullinan, Betty Chimney, Raylene Walatinna, Kerry Anne Robinson, Rene Sundown and Maisie King have created large scale acrylic paintings, some collaborative, that depict the colours and culture of their country, in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in far north east South Australia.
Both the t-shirts and art exhibition are currently on display in Koskela’s Rosebery store.
NAIDOC at Koskela
23 June - 22 July
1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, NSW, 2018
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Koskela acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Rosebery, Sydney.