Elcho Island Artists exhibit at 2nd International Triennale of Kogei (Craft), Japan

Artists from Elcho Island Arts were among a group of 20 indigenous Australian artists who exhibited at the 2nd International Triennale of Kogei (Craft), at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.

Curated by Steven Pozel and Lisa Cahill, the Australian representation included 36 works by many of the artists and communities who have taken part in exhibitions over the past decade at Object Australian Design Centre, Sydney. Almost 37,500 people flocked to see the Australian Exhibition which included stunning Yuta Badayala lampshades by Mavis Warrngilna Ganambarr, Judy MananyMegan Yunipingu and Sharon Djalambarr. The lampshades are an ongoing collaboration between our weavers and Koskela, Sydney.

Other artists exhibited include: Danie Mellor; Lorraine Connelly-Northey; Lola Greeno; Regina Wilson; Anne Dixon; Eunice Yunurupa Porter Warakurna; Ruby Gubiyarrawuy Guyula; Penny Milingu Wanapuyngu; Lucy Malirrimurruwuy Wanapuyngu; Nellie Nambayana; Florence Minyjway Ashley; Linda Minawala Bidingal; Roseanne Maywada Malibirr; Mary Jinguwaraba; Susan Balbunga and Noreen Maday Ashley.

Elcho Island Arts would like to thank Object Australian Design Centre and Koskela for their ongoing support.

Yuta Badayala Lampshades at 2nd International Triennale of Kogei, Japan. Image courtesy Obect Australian Design Centre.

Yuta Badayala Lampshades at 2nd International Triennale of Kogei, Japan. Image courtesy Obect Australian Design Centre.