Launched in 2018, the Dunjiba Design jewellery project presents local culture through contemporary art and design, providing employment, skills and income to local artists.
Dunjiba artists drew inspiration from living in Dunjiba community to design and developed a range of products. The new jewellery range is part of Dunjiba Design, a social enterprise of the Dunjiba Community Council, supported by Ku Arts.
(photos courtesy Ku Arts, images used with permission)
Kay Finn My mother comes from Watarru in APY Lands. We been staying here in Dunjiba for a long me, we came here with the camel mob. My mother and father come from Pipalyatjara. I see the people painng and think hey I must learn. I learned for myself. No one taught me. Seven Sisters, Minyma Tjutja, ladies hunng for bushtucker. I paint in pulkapa (happy) colours. I like to paint my tjurkurpa, my dreaming passed down from my mother and father. We go out hunng for bush tucker, round here in Dunjiba. Maku Tree, witchey grub. When I make art it is about my trips out on country to collect bushtucker.