IKUNTJI TEXTILES Edited by Chrischona Schmidt (PB)


Ikuntji Artists presents Ikuntji Textiles, a book about the development of the designs, their stories and the artists behind them, and the collaborations.

This full colour publication gives an insight into Ikuntji's range of wearable art textiles. Texts included range from interviews with the artists in Luritja and English, expert voices in the field of textile design, collaborators and the staff who have been on the journey.

This book is the result of years of artistic workshops and the recording of stories with the artists. It is self published by Ikuntji Artists through the support of donors. The research is funded by Indigenous Languages and Arts funding.

About -

Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established for women of the Western Desert art movement. Ikuntji Artists is a member-based, not for profit, Aboriginal art centre. It is situated in the community of Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji), and has a board of seven Indigenous directors all of whom live and work locally. Haasts Bluff has a population of around 150 people. For more information see https://ikuntji.com.au/ 

Dr Chrischona Schmidt is the Art Centre Manager and has been with Ikuntji Artists since 2014. Prior to coming to Ikuntji Artists she completed her PhD research at the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University focusing on the history of the Utopia art movement. Chrischona has worked for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, the National Museum of Australia, the Strehlow Research Centre and auction houses and galleries across Australia and overseas. Chrischona speaks fluently German and French, which greatly helps with overseas galleries and visitors.

ISBN 9780645478501

Chrischona Schmidt (editor) | Ikuntji Artists | December 2023 | Paperback | 232 pages | 29 x 24cm



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