Koskela hosted a big soirée on Wednesday, 28 August, to launch the Ngalya / Together lighting collection and celebrate our 10 year anniversary of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres and artists.
In 2009 we unveiled our first woven light collection, Yuta Badayala, produced in collaboration with the Yolngu weavers of Elcho Island Arts. In 2019 we unveiled ten woven light products made in collaboration with six Indigenous art centres.
Ngalya / Together is an exciting development of Koskela’s woven lights concept, and the 47 female indigenous artists who participated responded with incredible fibre artistry. Every woven component is the unique interpretation of the artist who made it. The intricacy and diversity of the weavings speaks to a flourishing cultural practice within Australia, and Koskela is very proud to support its development.
We are so grateful to our friends and valued clients who came along to support the project. Thanks also to our beverage sponsors DRNKS, PS Soda, and fellow B Corp 4 Pines Beer who kept everyone refreshed. We were also lucky enough to enjoy a feast with native Australian ingredients cooked up by Andy Allen at the Three Blue Ducks, Rosebery.
The Ngalya / Together lighting collection is showing at the Koskela Gallery until 22 September, after which it travels to the Tarnanthi Art Fair at the Art Gallery of South Australia.