Finishes on Friday:
Spinifex Skateboards is raising money for our First Nations Skate Tour, 2023. Since launching our social enterprise we have had numerous requests from our supporters for the opportunity to purchase original artworks painted on decks...so here it is everyone! We are nothing but honoured to be able to provide this rare opportunity (very rare!!!) for one off, hand painted artworks from the Ltyentye Apurte community with 60% of proceeds going straight back to the artists and the rest going towards our 2023 interstate trip; taking approximately 10 young people from our community to experience a world outside of there own, influenced by the love of skateboarding .
We would like to open our show with a special piece by Kathleen Wallace, titled 'The Creator'. We highly recommend taking the time to read her bio. She is a prolific artists who is a strong cultural woman who holds stories of her ancestors and the history of Eastern Arrernte peoples.
The artwork within this auction varies from respected Elders such as Kathleen to young up and coming artists like, Shantara Hayes. Some of the works depict direct story they feel appropriate to share in this context, others paint their connection to country and the seasonal changes they observe across their land and others, describe their work as pattern making. This pattern making allows individuals to express the stories they have been told, the connection to their Culture and the observation of Country in a way that resonates with them as individual artists. We look forward to the end result which not only includes being in awe with the funds raised to go towards our First Nations Skate Tour 20023, but also sharing 60% of these funds with the artists and being able to be apart of posting the artworks to our lucky winners across the country, sharing a slice of Ltyentye Apurte community life.