National NAIDOC Week?
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth
Mick's art is based on traditional symbols from South-East Australia and works to promote Aboriginal culture. His collection of animalia designs feature layers of story-telling through intricate symbology that stands out in any garden. We are proud to collaborate with Mick on this exciting project and bring something uniquely Australian into your home.
Mick Harding is a leading artist who speaks with the voice of South-East Australia through his art and story-telling. Through working closely with his own Taungurung people of the Yowong-Illam-Baluk clan (Mansfield Region), Mick has developed a strong understanding of Indigenous culture. He has learned to appreciate the ties between the land, its flora and fauna, and man’s responsibility to protect the land and maintain the intricate and delicate relationships that exist there.
Melanie Hava x Animalia: July 9th
a collection of unique garden art in collaboration with Queensland Aboriginal artist Melanie Hava.
Reef and rainforest country inspire Melanie. Her animalia designs feature native birds. Her unique, playful interpretations are what we love about Melanie’s work and we hope you do too!
Melanie has a blended, interesting background with a father who comes from the oldest city in Austria, and a mother who comes from the oldest culture in the world - Aboriginal people of Australia. Through her Mum’s line, she identifies as a Mamu Aboriginal woman, Dugul-barra and Wari-barra family groups, from the Johnstone River catchment of the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland and the adjoining Great Barrier Reef sea Country.
Melanie is now based in Cairns, FNQ – in her mother’s country where she feels close to the spirit of rainforest and reef. Her life is filled with her three gorgeous children and her gallery, commissioned work and love for art.