A quality cotton / linen blend cushion cover printed by hand with designs by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins.
Delvene Cockatoo-Collins is First Nations and whose family belong to the Quandamooka region. Delvene lives and works on Minjerribah - North Stradbroke Island. As an independent Aboriginal artist, Delvene operates out of a small studio and retail store in Dunwich, providing handmade ceramics, small sculptural works, and hand printed homewares.
Through these mediums she expresses the stories of her family’s lived experiences on North Stradbroke Island, and her responses to images and texts related to her family.
Recurring themes across Delvene’s work is the relationship to her great-great grandmother, through a body of work, titled Six Generations, Traditional mat making techniques, and the use of clays and pigments found across Quandamooka including the islands and mainland around Moreton Bay.
Jalaman or the Sugarbag Bee is a native bee found on North Stradbroke Island. Delvene’s Mum speaks of her grandfather taking his grandchildren our for walks to gather the honey.
Often they would collect the honey from the trees. Some of the local trees that the Jalaman seek for pollen are from the leptospermum & the Melaleuca Quinquenervia - Paperbark trees. These are found in or near the freshwater swampy areas of the island.
This is handprinted on linen in studio on Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins.
Size: 50 x 50cm