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the workshop story IKUNTJI SCARVES

25 August 2016
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For this second workshop with Ikuntji, I worked on a series of scarves with artists Gordon, Patrick and Patricia. I wanted to mix prints from one of my personal projects with their paintings and their own styles. For this, I presented them images of my project and I had roughly drawn some studies and compositions of scarves to give them ideas. Each of them chose a composition they liked the most and recreated my patterns in their own way. It…

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the workshop story IKUNTJI SNEAKERS

23 August 2016
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When I arrived at Ikuntji artists for this workshop, we hadn’t prepared anything whatsoever. It’s when I got there, after a few words with Chrischona, the centre manager, that our project was born. Ikuntji artists has a superb collection of paintings, and there was in the reserve of the nearby shop a container full of old sneakers. It all went smoothly from there: asking artists to reproduce their paintings on sneakers. So I chose from the paintings the ones that…

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the workshop IKUNTJI SNEAKERS

22 August 2016
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Living paintings! This is the project I’ve done with Ikuntji artists, the aboriginal art centre located in Haasts Bluff, in the middle of Australia. Here are our series of pictures: paintings with human legs wearing shoes. Thanks to all the young women who accepted to let us take pictures of their legs for these images.                …and to discover the story behind the workshop, it’s right here !!!…

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Australia Meet !

meet IKUNTJI ARTISTS

21 August 2016
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Ikuntji artists is a small art centre full of artistic genius. It’s located in Haasts Bluff, an aboriginal micro-community of 150 inhabitants in the desert in the middle of Australia. The nearest city is Alice Springs, accessible by 4×4 and 3h1/5 hours ride away. The panorama around the community is spectacular. Very close to the national park of West MacDonnel, the rocky mountains, vertiginous gorges and vast valleys trace the landscape. We may easily envy the people living in Haasts…

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the workshop BABBARRA DESIGNS

20 August 2016
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The mini collection created with the «Babbarra women centre», located in the Aboriginal area of Northern Australia.  The following pictures were taken in Melbourne. Thanks to Agnieszka Chabros/photographer, Karen Burton/MUA and the talented Camille Parker/model: The following pictures were taken in Maningrida. Thanks to Jamme, my beautiful model. Thanks to Deborah for helping me in organization. …and to discover the story behind the workshop, it’s right here !!! …

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the workshop story BABBARRA DESIGNS

19 August 2016
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For this very first workshop, I proposed to make a mini collection at the Babbarra centre. The idea was quite simple : I would design the shape of the clothes, the Babbarra centre would provide the prints. So I flew the distance of approximately 15000km from France to Australia with new patterns freshly designed for the workshop. On site, Julia, the manager of the centre, presented me their collection of prints. I chose one by Susan Marawarr, an artist who…

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Australia Meet !

meet BABBARRA DESIGNS

18 August 2016
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The «Babbarra Women Centre» is located in the middle of Maningrida, an Aboriginal community in the top end of Australia. Run by Julia Harrys, the centre is home to talented textile designers and seamstresses. It’s here that all the famous Maningrida fabrics are hand-printed. I decided to visit this centre for the quality of the designs, often very thin, refined and sometime minimalistic. Here are the 3 main activities we find at the Babbarra Women Centre : -Framed Screen Printing.…

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Australia Discover !

discover ABORIGINAL PAINTING

17 August 2016
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It was during my research on aboriginal art that I decided to visit Australia. I was instantly amazed by its force and modernity. And it’s all the more interesting that artists have been handing it down to each other for over 40 000 years. Not only is an aboriginal painting graphically pleasing to the eye, it is also full of meaning. A lot of them are inspired by the “DreamTime”. It’s a notion rather difficult to understand, but highly intriguing.…

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Australia Travel !

MANINGRIDA, panorama

16 August 2016
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I already talked about the artistic affluence of Maningrida through its art gallery and Babbarra Women Center. But the community itself is worth taking time to discover. Maningrida is installed on the coast of Arafura sea at the top north of Australia. When I was there, it was impossible to reach the place except by flying, roads being cut off because of the rain. I loved the spectacular things that occurred every single day here : elegant women with colored…

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