Koskela collaborated with the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, resulting in a limited edition release of sixteen exclusive cushions.
Situated in Alice Springs, the town camp of Yarrenyty Arltere has been supporting Arrente and Luritja artists since 2000. Initially run as a training program to address chronic social issues, the initiative developed into an art centre enterprise in 2009 and has been instrumental in building a community of talented, culturally proud artists which has helped to rebuild lives. The art centre has been at the heart of this healing and is now a renowned not-for-profit Aboriginal owned and managed organisation with works now held in major collections both Australia wide and internationally.
The cushions have culminated from the ‘Blue and White project’, a new extension of the artists’ practice which saw a departure from their renowned soft sculpture work. Artists experimented with cyanotype printing - an old photographic technique. This technique developed a new colour - beautiful blues, created by the exposure of the sun.
The images depicted in each cushion tell stories about the artists lives, culture and country. Each cushion is finished with a beautiful soft tan leather backing & signature Koskela leather tag. No two cushions are identical, every cushion is a unique one-off.