This colourful cotton tea towel is based on Aboriginal artwork by Teddy Gibson from Warlukurlangu Artists in the Northern Territory. Proudly made in Australia and royalties from sale of this tea towel directly benefit the Artist and their community. Please note that artwork/placement varies so each tea towel is a little bit different.
Designed by Teddy Gibson, Australia. Made in Australia
About the Artist:
Teddy Jakamarra Gibson was born in the late 60’s in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community located 290km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. He is the son of Nancy Napanangka Gibson, a respected artist who also paints with Warlukurlangu Artists. Teddy has two sisters and two brothers. He attended the local school in Yuendumu and in his late teens moved to Nyirripi, an Aboriginal community 160km north-west of Yuendumu, wtih this mother. Teddy is married to Gayle Napangardi Gibson and they have three daughters and five grandchildren.
Teddy Jakamarra has been painting with the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2006. Warlukurlangu makes regular visits to Nyirripi to drop off canvas, paint and brushes for the artists, and to collect finished artwork.He paints his Jukurrpa stories, Dreamings from his father’s side. In particularly, he paints dreamings that are related directly to his land; its features; and the plants & animals that inhabit it.This is located west of Nyirripi in the ‘tali’ sandhill country close to the Gibson Desert, and south of Lake McKay.Teddy uses an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of his traditional culture, building on traditions that stretch back at least fifty milennia. When Teddy is not painting he likes to go hunting with his family. He especially likes to go hunting for goanna and honey ants.
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