Tote Bag by Margaret Smith in Yellow from TJANPI DESERT WEAVERS

Tote Bag by Margaret Smith in Yellow from TJANPI DESERT WEAVERS

Regular price $49.00
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Our tote bags feature a screen-printed design by Tjanpi artist and NPY Women's Council Chairperson Margaret Smith of Imanpa, Northern Territory. They are made with a durable cotton canvas and include an inner pocket. This product was designed and produced in collaboration with Contain Design Studio.

Product Details:
Size: 420mm (W) x 420mm (H) x 60mm Bottom Gusset
Fabric: Cotton Canvas 12oz
Handle Size: 35mm (W) x 650mm (L)
Handle Fabric: Cotton webbing - 1.8mm thickness
Internal Pocket Size: 210mm (W) x 250mm (H)

More on artist Margaret Smith:
Margaret Smith is an artist belonging to the Yankunytjatjara language and cultural group from the remote community of Imanpa, Northern Territory.

Margaret has been weaving since 2014 and quickly refined her artistic skills to create high-calibre baskets and sculptures. Margaret has developed a very unique and quirky style and often experiments with different animal sculptures such as cats and horses. She has taken part in many exhibitions, some of which include Fragrant Lands: Australian and Chinese Indigenous Art at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, 2014, Animal Instinct at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong, Victoria 2016, Tales from the Desert at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery in Port Hedland, Western Australia, 2016 and Vincent Lingiari Art Award at the Tangentyere Gallery in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 2019.

Alongside being an accomplished artist, Margaret has played a crucial role in NPY Women’s Council as a board member and advocate for many years. She is currently the NPY Women's Council Chairperson. Margaret studied interpreting in Alice Springs and became one of the very first Anangu accredited interpreters. Margaret is a highly regarded spokesperson for the NPY region, as well as a former Liaison Officer of Imanpa Arts and Crafts. She has been a member of a number of boards and committees including the Board of Management of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Cross-border Reference Group on Volatile Substance Misuse.



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