InjalakArts

Authentic & High Quality Aboriginal Art and Crafts

Oenpelli, Northern Territory On Etsy since 2016

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InjalakArts

Authentic & High Quality Aboriginal Art and Crafts

Oenpelli, Northern Territory | 4,073 Sales

Announcement    Thanks for coming to visit us our Etsy Shop.
ABOUT US: We are a non-profit, fully Indigenous owned arts corporation in remote Australia. Our 300 members make BEAUTIFUL arts and crafts. Injalak Arts is registered as a charity in Australia.
We opened this shop around mid 2016 and clocked up 290 sales and 31 lovely reviews before closing for end of year. It was a great way to make contact with our customers who can't visit Injalak Arts.
Since then things have gotten crazy and we're getting more famous, active, diverse and fabulous. You can see that we have achieved over 3000 sales and have lots of 5 star ratings, plus had a few great little videos go viral.
ABOUT OUR FABRIC WORKSHOP: We hand screenprint daily and try to upload fresh images all the time. We are always changing up what we do - we have a choice of 47 fabric designs all created by our members, lots of different base cloths (all natural fibres) and two teams of printers - men and women. To keep us from being bored we're constantly trying different things so it's very likely a length will never be repeated.
WEAVINGS: Our mats are made in the community from organic fibres and dyes 100% locally sourced.
We are truly ethical and fair trade.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for notifications of sales and special offers.
https://www.facebook.com/injalakarts.gunbalanya/

Announcement

Last updated on 02 Dec, 2019

Thanks for coming to visit us our Etsy Shop.
ABOUT US: We are a non-profit, fully Indigenous owned arts corporation in remote Australia. Our 300 members make BEAUTIFUL arts and crafts. Injalak Arts is registered as a charity in Australia.
We opened this shop around mid 2016 and clocked up 290 sales and 31 lovely reviews before closing for end of year. It was a great way to make contact with our customers who can't visit Injalak Arts.
Since then things have gotten crazy and we're getting more famous, active, diverse and fabulous. You can see that we have achieved over 3000 sales and have lots of 5 star ratings, plus had a few great little videos go viral.
ABOUT OUR FABRIC WORKSHOP: We hand screenprint daily and try to upload fresh images all the time. We are always changing up what we do - we have a choice of 47 fabric designs all created by our members, lots of different base cloths (all natural fibres) and two teams of printers - men and women. To keep us from being bored we're constantly trying different things so it's very likely a length will never be repeated.
WEAVINGS: Our mats are made in the community from organic fibres and dyes 100% locally sourced.
We are truly ethical and fair trade.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for notifications of sales and special offers.
https://www.facebook.com/injalakarts.gunbalanya/

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About InjalakArts

Sales 4,073
On Etsy since 2016

Quality arts, crafts and products made by Indigenous Australians

Injalak Arts is located in a tiny remote Aboriginal community called Gunbalanya in much larger tribal lands called "Arnhem Land" in the far north of Australia. The population is only 1200 people.

We are incorporated as a non-profit Corporation and we have around 300 active members - all Aboriginal people. It's basically a cooperative and is 100% Aboriginal owned. The association operates an 'art centre' in the little town where we have a place for people to make arts and crafts (paintings, weavings, carvings), a fabric screen-printing workshop, office and retail outlet. We also run a tourism business in the dry season where our guides take guests to see ancient rock art galleries close to our art centre.

Our community is 300 km east of Darwin (capital city of the Northern Territory) and every year is cut off by floodwaters. It's a tropical climate and during the wet season the whole region floods and we become inaccessible by road. This is why it is critical for us to foster on-line sales. Our income plummets from November - May yet our members remain productive and want to sell their arts and crafts.

We are very famous for the rock art in the region. The Indigenous people who lived here for thousands of years loved to paint on the walls and ceilings of rock shelters using ochres. The imagery they use is distinctive and renowned worldwide. Our members, their descendants, are inspired by these designs in their contemporary art.

Most of our arts and crafts are traditional, made with local materials. In our fabric printing workshop we get the chance to have a lot of fun using different colors and the artists are more innovative in their designs. Our artists have designed all the fabric prints and we now have more than 40 designs we screen-print on fabric.

We are a team of two Aboriginal Co-Managers: Gabriel Maralngurra and Isaiah Nagurrgurrba, and a number of other staff, mainly Indigenous. Our Corporation is overseen by a Management Committee.
Please check in with us regularly as we update our shop with lovely things weekly.

Shop members

  • Injalak Arts

    Owner

    We are an Aboriginal owned non-profit artists' Corporation that began trading in 1989.

Production partners

  • Desart Inc.

    Alice Springs, NT

    The Association of Central Australian art centres

  • Etiko

    Port Melbourne, VIC

    Multi award winning ethical business established in 2015. Makes sure its products have verified ethical supply chain. Winner of Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Award for business 2016.

  • Finsbury Green

    Adelaide, SA

    Australia’s premier green printers with an unparalleled reputation printed the books for us. Strive for carbon neutral manufacturing.

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