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.
"Kinyingarra is the Jandai word – our language - for Oyster. Kinyingarra is a shellfish gathered on Quandamooka Country and a food source for our people found during the summer months. The shells that are discarded are exposed to the elements and are weathered down by the wind and rain.
Over many years, the sharp edges are smoothed and the layers beneath revealed, leaving behind patterns and evidence that our people have gathered in that space forever. There are many deposits across the island where remnants of those shells remain and that space carries the memories of our people."
This is handprinted on linen in studio on Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins. To fit 50 x 50cm