An evolving nation-wide curated project, The Indigenous Jewellery Project focuses on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander contemporary jewellery and small object making from workshops undertaken on Country at Indigenous owned art centres. Mediums include resin, silver and other metals as well as traditional natural materials.
The Indigenous jewellery project is curated by McCulloch & McCulloch co-director Emily McCulloch Childs who is linking up with contemporary jewellery galleries and jewellers to connect them with Indigenous art centres across Australia.
Workshops run by Emily McCulloch Childs have been held with Ernabella Arts in Pukatja (Ernabella), APY Lands, northern South Australia, and Ikuntji Artists. in Haasts Bluff, west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, with resin artist Kate Rohde and jeweller, curator and lecturer Melinda Young.
The jewellery and small objects made during these workshops by artists from Ernabella including Niningka Lewis, Marissa Thompson, Anne Thompson, Malpiya Davey, Lynette Lewis, Mona Lewis, Hazel Rupert, Nicole Rupert, Thomas Tjilya and others, and from Ikuntji Artists Virginia Ngalaia Napanangka and Walter Jugadai Tjungurrayi is now available here for the first time.
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