YINGARNAAustralia

Aboriginal Handmade Jewellery

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales On Etsy since 2015

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YINGARNAAustralia

Aboriginal Handmade Jewellery

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales | 540 Sales

Announcement    We have limited stock at the moment but will be restocking all products ASAP! Thanks for stopping by....

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Last updated on 17 Sep, 2020

We have limited stock at the moment but will be restocking all products ASAP! Thanks for stopping by....

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Kirsten Atkinson

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About YINGARNAAustralia

Sales 540
On Etsy since 2015

I'm Kirsten Atkinson, a proud Bangerang / GunaiKurnai woman from country Victoria, Australia- now residing on the NSW Mid-North Coast with my partner and two young children.

I have always had a strong passion for my culture and creativity- which led me to creating Yingarna Designs. I have always wanted to help make a difference for my culture and people and have previously done this through my past roles working for Community Health organisations and Aboriginal Health Services which I loved, but starting Yingarna Designs has allowed me to pursue my dreams while working from home and letting my creative side out! I love promoting our many talented artists through my clothing and giftware and love seeing people from all different cultures wearing my creations... It may be a small step, but I believe that through fashion, we can help make a change for the better!

Along with Yingarna Designs, I also work alongside our local Coffs Coast Goori Learning Centre, Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation (BMNAC). The aim of BMNAC is to ensure that our participating youth are ‘two path strong’ – strong in culture and strong in education. I hold weekly sewing classes with the students, teaching them the basics of sewing and allowing them get in touch with their creative side.

I also hold a market stall at the monthly cultural shows hosted by BMNAC, which take place at an important cultural site of the Gumbaynggirr people, within the Orara East State Forest in Coffs Harbour. You can immerse in the culture of Gumbaynggirr people through stories, songs, language and the uses of native plants, and purchase some great products from local stall holders.

Shop members

  • Kirsten Atkinson

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I'm Kirsten Atkinson, a proud Bangerang woman from Victoria, Australia- now residing on the NSW Mid-North Coast with my partner and two young children. I have always had a strong passion for my culture and creativity- which led me to creating Yingarna Designs. I have always wanted to help make a difference for my culture and people and have previously done this through my past roles working for Community Health organisations and Aboriginal Health Services, but starting Yingarna Designs has allowed me to pursue my dreams while working from home and letting my creative side out! I love promoting our many talented artists through my clothing and giftware and love seeing people from all different cultures wearing my creations... It may be a small step, but I believe that through fashion, we can help make a change for the better!

Production partners

  • Ebony Atkinson

    Shepparton, VIC

    Ebony Atkinson is the administration genius behind yingarna designs

  • Shanara Atkinson

    Coffs Harbour, NSW

    Shanara is an experienced weaver with a fine eye for perfection and detail.

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