These ceramic, reusable coffee cups are based on different Aboriginal artwork artists from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia. Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.
- Designed in Australia.
- Porcelain mug with silicone lid/stopper.
- 12.5cm tall, 9cm wide.
- Insulated, double walled mug.
These are a great gift or souvenir that you will actually want to use!
About the artists:
- 'Ngatijiri Jukurrpa (Green Budgerigar Dreaming)' - By Ruth Stewart.
Ruth Napaljarri Stewart resides in Yuendumu, (Northern Territory, Australia) and is part of the Warlpiri Group. She has been exhibiting artwork since 1986 throughout Australia and around the world; including exhibitions in England, USA, New Zealand, Germany & Scotland. Ruth Napaljarri Stewart is featured in the collections of Major Art Institutions in Australia and around the world. The Ngatijiri Dreaming belongs to the Napalijarri and Nungarrayi women and Japalijarri/Jungarrayi men. The Ngatijiri are small green, bright budgerigars native to central Australia.
- 'Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming)' - By Teddy Gibson. Teddy Gibson from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia. He paints Jukurrpa stories. Dreamings from his father's side, in particular Dreamings that relate directly to his land - a site west of Nyirripi in the 'tali' sandhill country close to the Gibson Desert., south of Lake McKay - it's features and the plants and animals that inhabit it.
- 'Yanjirlpirri or Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa (Star or Seven Sisters Dreaming)' - By Alma Granites. The Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa depicts the story of seven ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky tody in the cluster of seven stars in the constellation, Taurus. Alma Nungarrayi Granites lived in Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community located in Northwest Alice Springs. She painted a large array of stories all of which where passed down from her father and generations before him.
- 'My Country and Bush Medicine' - By Betty Morton. Betty has painted her country, where she can always find bush tucker and medicine. She draws inspiration from being out on the land, especially from hunting and gathering trip where she sees the different seasonal plants, bush foods and medicines, that are producing at that time and observes the everchanging landscapes.
- Watson Robertson - Watson Jangala Robertson was born in 1976 in Alice Springs Hospital, the closest hospital to Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community located 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. Watson was born into a family of established Warlpiri artists—who would take him out bush, around Nyirripi and Yuendumu, showing him sites and teaching him the traditional ways of his country. He attended the local school and for the past few years has been living in Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal community 130 kms north-west of Yuendumu.
- Murdie Morris - Murdie has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2012. She was prompted to paint when she attended a workshop in 2012. She enjoys painting, and paints her father’s jukurrpa, Maliki Jukurrpa (Domestic Dog Dreaming) and Malikijarra Jukurrpa (Two Dog Dreaming). Dreamings that have been passed down through the generations for millennia and relate directly to the land, its features and the animals and plants that inhabit it. She uses an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional culture.
- 'Madja' (Rainforest) - By Sheryl Burchill. Sheryl uses her Kuku Yalanji culture knowledge to represent the traditional stories and life style in her works while using contemporary means to express her ideas.
About Alperstein Designs:
- Alperstein Designs reproduce Aboriginal artworks, under license, on a range of functional lifestyle products so that you can bring some art into your everyday!
- Royalties from these products benefit the artists and their community. They pay ongoing royalties based on licensing agreements which are renewed periodically together with the Artists and Art Centre. Artists always retain copyright ownership of their artwork.
- Before going into production, they consult with the Artists and Art Centres to ensure that the products you enjoy have been signed off on and all products come packaged with information about the artists and the artwork.
- They are members of The Indigenous Art Code and the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia which work to ensure ethical dealings within the sector.