Happy NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

NAIDOC stands for National Aboriginal and Islander Observation Committee and has its origins in the 1920’s with the emergence of Aboriginal groups who sought to increase the awareness to the wider community of the status and treatment of  Indigenous Australians.

For more information and to find out what’s on go to; http://www.naidoc.org.au/

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Alson Buchanan is Back


Junnoy Murriwan (Alison Buchanon) is a Gumbaynggir woman from Nambucca Heads.
Alison was raised by her father in Northern New South Wales. She grew up in a beach-side tin shed, helping her family make a living by digging beach worms to sell to bait shops and once owned 160 pigeons, which she raced.
Her family maintained a strong connection with traditional culture. Alison was chosen to exhibit at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. As a result, she moved to the city where she established her own art gallery.
Alison’s art reflects her love and respect for nature and life.



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La Perouse Aboriginal Markets

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The La Perouse Aboriginal Markets are held on Bare Island, La Perouse on the first Sunday of every month.  Get down to the loop at La Perouse this Sunday, or any first Sunday of the month, to buy unique Aboriginal art and craft direct from the artist, enjoy some bush tucker and Aboriginal performance or participate in a cultural workshop.

See links below for more details.

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Boomalli’s 300 Dollar Day

Boomalli is holding it’s annual fundraising event, 300 Dollar Day, on Wednesday 4th June at 5pm. The exhibition will run until Sunday 8th June with over 120 artworks available.

Boomalli is an Aboriginal Arts Cooperative, established in 1987 to promote and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists with Aboriginal endorsed guidance and self-determination.
Boomalli is located at 55 – 59 Flood Street Leighardt. Phone: 9560 2541



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Introducing the Aboriginal Art Head Sox range to the Rainbow Serpent


I must admit when I first saw these colourful (head bands) I wondered what all the fuss was about. Then I put one on. They add an instant splash of colour when you’re in need of a bit of a lift, they keep your hair comfortably back off your face and if you’re having a bad hair day, pop one on and no one will know.

They are also fabulous to wear in the great outdoors.

The head sox are manufactured under licensed, meaning that the Aboriginal artist whose design is featured, receives a royalty for every product sold.

The head sox are extremely versatile and can be worn as a beanie, neck scarf, headband, blind fold, face mask, helmet liner, bandana, hair band or wrist band.




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Rainbow Serpent News

Hi All,

Just wanted to let you know that Rainbow Serpent has merged with Souvenir World and they’ve kept me (Caroline Friend) on to maintain the brand and develop the digital and corporate side of the business.

As a result of the merge you will see an even greater range of vibrant licensed contemporary and traditional Aboriginal artwork and designs, featured on home-wares, textiles and apparel, as well as continuing to represent indigenous artists, crafts people and art centers from across Australia.

Rainbow Serpent and Souvenir World have over sixty years of combined experience in Indigenous and Travel Retail products and we look forward to looking after you.

Below are two sections of a three panel artwork titled ‘The Rainbow Serpent’ by the great Danny Eastwood. The photographs were taken by my good friend and photographer Paul Green. Have a look at the tagged link below to the ABC’s Arts Program ‘Light from the Shadows, the Story of Danny Eastwood’ which provides an intimate insight into the art, life and politics of the award winning artist and illustrator Danny Eastwood.

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