About this product
'Shield' linen & leather Cushion designed by Penny Evans.
Penny is a talented Gomeroi artist based in the Northern Rivers, NSW. Penny is widely known for her ceramic practice but works across multiple mediums including mixed media works on paper and now fabrics.
"My individual identity & identities as a broader issue for all people living here, and particularly those of us connected here prior to and from the time of first contact, are of great interest to me. My work is an homage to my grandfather, great grandmother and their individual life struggles as Aborigines in a climate of virulent racism in Australia. My art practice is healing and my work is often a mapping of my personal psychological and spiritual development." - Penny Evans
Dali Dyalgala is a special fabric range collaboration between Koskela and First Nations artists. Spanning the Tiwi Islands, Northern Rivers and Northern Territory, this project truly highlights the adaptability, breadth and depth of artistic expression in the First Nations design industry.
Dali dyalgala is a Darug phrase meaning to embrace. A fitting reflection of the coming together of six female artists across the country from various language groups and cultures. The choice to use Darug language ties the project back to Koskela as we pay respects and acknowledge our local language of the Eora people. Dali dyalgala is a gesture of reconciliation, to embrace one another and work together to make positive change.
Koskela licensed the artworks directly from the artists and art centres to develop a range of unique colourways for each. Dali dyalgala presents a new opportunity to create income streams for First Nations artists and is an exciting addition to Koskela’s fabric range.
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Dimensions: 45 x 45cm
Materials: 100% Euro Oyster Linen face, Dune or Tan Leather back with bottom zipper
Feather Insert Included
The placement of the pattern will vary slightly between each cushion, and may not be true to the image displayed. To ensure minimum wastage and in line with our sustainable ethos, we have not lined up the pattern on each cushion to be exactly the same.
Due to the natural linen, some fading may occur over a period of time when exposed to direct sunlight
Supports First Nations peoples and communities
Approximately 70% of the value of this product goes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned organisations. This income, independent of Government welfare, supports First Nations cultures and self-determination.