This innovative umbrella features aboriginal artwork by Jeanie Lewis from Warlukurlangu Artists. Made from sturdy construction, the umbrella features a distinctive C shape handle in a soft silicone finish. The red button opens the shade up like a flower blossom and reveals the art underneath so you can admire it during the rainiest of days. The outside layer is finished in black. The ingenius inverted opening design also works when closing because it traps and channels the water inside the umbrella to prevent water from splashing out.
Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia. Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.
Designed by Jeanie Lewis, Australia
Dimensions: 990 DIA open x 80mm H
Materials: Fabric, silicone, metal
About the Artist:
Jeanie Napangardi Lewis was born around 1950 on Mount Doreen Station, an extensive cattle breeding station in the Northern Territory. Jeanie’s traditional country is Mina Mina, west of Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community located 290 kms north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia and close to Mount Doreen Station. Jeanie’s family lived in and around Mina Mina before moving to Yuendumu, and then Nyirrpi where she has lived for many years. She has two sisters, Phyllis and Valerie and two children, a son Eric and a daughter Minnie Napangardi. She is now married to Mickey Jampijinpa Singleton, an artist who also paints with Warlukurlangu Artists.
Jeanie has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation since 2005, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu. She paints her Dreaming stories but the one that features constantly is Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming). Her paintings are of her country. In her paintings she depicts birds, trees and bush potatoes around small waterholes in Mina Mina. She continues to paint through the art centre whenever she visits Yuedumu from Nyirrip or when canvas and paint is dropped off in Nyirripi for artists working with Warlukurlangu.