This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

Mangkaja x Gorman = Perfection

Miriam McGarry
21st July, 2019

Clear space in your wardrobe right now, Gorman’s first collaboration with Indigenous artists is going to fly off the shelves!

The Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency in Western Australia is one of Australia’s most remote art centres, and the artists are renown for their bold use of colour and images of country. The Fitzroy Crossing artists collective have spent the past two years working with Gorman to develop the stunning limited-edition fashion collection, Mangkaja x Gorman.

The collaboration is Gorman’s first with Indigenous artists, and the Copyright Agency negotiated a ‘national benchmark in fashion licensing rights for the adaptation of the Mangkaja artists’ works.’ Belinda Cook, manager of Mangkaja Arts Centre explains that the artists are ‘masters in their field of visual arts, and are excited to partner with leaders in the fashion and design fields.’

The clothing range features the work of senior artists: Ngarralja Tommy May, Sonia Kurarra, Daisy Japulija, Nada Tigila Rawlins and Lisa Uhl. To share the collaboration, French portrait photographer  Charles Freger flew to Fitzroy Crossing to capture the campaign with two models, including local Shaniqua Shaw of Jira Models who represent First Peoples of Australia.

The collection launches at the MCA in NSW on the 1st August, and at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair on 7th August. For those keen to get their hands on this incredible collection, Mangkaja x Gorman will be available in store and online from the August 2nd. Gorman will donate funds from this collection to youth programs and further youth development through Mangkaja Art Centre, to the youth of Fitzroy Valley, WA.

Miriam McGarry
21st July, 2019

This Week

Gardens

A Hawthorn Home Enveloped In Dreamy, Layered Gardens

This new family home is brought to life with lush gardens designed by Peachy Green – reminiscent of a flowering ‘woody meadow’!
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Colourful Extension Inspired By Clinker Bricks

Wowowa’s Presto House is a vivid and respectful addition to a 1930s art deco home made from 'clinker' bricks.

Interiors

Josh + Jenna Densten’s Retro RV Renovation

Renovation pros, Josh and Jenna Densten, have transformed an outdated Winnebago Sundancer into the ultimate family holiday home on wheels!

Shopping

8 Local Creatives Making Furniture That Doubles As Art

Meet our favourite designers and makers pushing the limits of traditional furniture with their sculptural and striking pieces!
Christina Karras

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

Homes

The Charming Fitzroy Rental Of Two Artists

Artists Jordy van den Nieuwendijk and Kate Isobel Scott have made their rented Fitzroy property a warm, eclectic home… without a single st...

Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!

Interiors

The New Minimalism is Warm Minimalism - And We're On Board!

Minimalism makes a comeback with this warm, textured new look. Interior designer Lauren Li takes us through how to get the look.
Lauren Li
  5 hours ago

Studio Visit

An Interior Architect’s Impressive Side Hustle - In Ceramics!

Alana Crosby is an interior architect by day – and a ceramicist by night! She's just launched a collection of hand-built ceramic lamps.

Interiors

A ‘Jarring’ Victorian Home Resolved With Colour, Art, + Joinery

A previously mismatched Victorian home in Mosman, NSW, resolved by Ioanna Lennox Interiors with colour, art, and joinery.

Exhibition

A Reflective Exhibition At Craft Victoria Exploring 'The Everywhen'

Koorie/Yorta Yorta woman Shahn Stewart and Koorie man Eden Fiske of Alchemy Orange have guest-curated an exhibition at Craft Victoria, explo...
Bea Taylor
  21 hours ago

Art

Artist Cressida Campbell Is Finally Getting The Spotlight She Deserves

A new exhibition at the NGA brings together more than 140 works from the artist's life and unique practice.

Architecture

A Mindful Multi-Generational Family Home In Clifton Hill

The sculptural Esplanade House by Clare Cousins Architects shows how even the most modern builds can respect their heritage surrounds.
Christina Karras

News

An Unmissable Interior Design Trade Event Returns To Melbourne

Decor + Design will take over the Melbourne Exhibition Centre later this month, with more than 250 brands on show and a line-up of interior
Sponsored

Food

Julia's Irresistible Double Chocolate + Tahini Brownies

Is there anything more irresistible than a brownie? We think not! Especially Julia's, which come with double the chocolate, and a nutty swir...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

A month of TDF News. Keeping you up to date on art & cultural events, exhibitions, and other creative happenings across Australia.

VIC

An Unmissable Interior Design Trade Event Returns To Melbourne

Decor + Design will take over the Melbourne Exhibition Centre later this month, with more than 250 brands on show and a line-up of interior
Sponsored

VIC

Bruce Munro's Spectacular Light Installations Are Coming To Heide

See a showcase of light and colour when the acclaimed English-Australian artist takes over Heide Museum of Modern Art and its gardens!
Sponsored

NATIONAL

Shop Contemporary, Coveted Furniture + Homewares From Life Interiors

Introducing Life Interior’s chic range of local and international pieces in its Abode AW22 collection!
Sponsored

NATIONAL

Find Your Dream Floorboards At Kustom Timber's EOFY Sale

Shop the luxurious range from one of Australia’s leading timber floor specialists – at discounted prices!
Sponsored

VIC

Take A (Free!) Guided Walk Of Fitzroy To Explore First Nations History

Download the Yalinguth app to hear immersive First Nations stories as you explore the streets of the inner north this National Reconciliatio...
Christina Karras

NATIONAL

Wudjari Noongar Woman Leah Bennet’s New Cushion Range Celebrates Culture + Country

Interior and furniture designer Leah Bennet is championing First Nation’s creativity in the world of design!
Christina Karras

NSW

DOMO Opens A Luxurious New Sydney Flagship Showroom

Sydneysiders have a new design destination to explore – and it’s been curated to help you find your dream furniture!
Sponsored

NATIONAL

Alice Oehr's Delightful New Book Will Transport You To Paris

The Melbourne illustrator’s latest book, Pretend You’re In Paris, helps recreate the sights, sounds and smells of Paris – with...
Christina Karras

This Week

Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!

Studio Visit

An Interior Architect’s Impressive Side Hustle - In Ceramics!

Alana Crosby is an interior architect by day – and a ceramicist by night! She's just launched a collection of hand-built ceramic lamps.

News

An Unmissable Interior Design Trade Event Returns To Melbourne

Decor + Design will take over the Melbourne Exhibition Centre later this month, with more than 250 brands on show and a line-up of interior
Sponsored

Interiors

A ‘Jarring’ Victorian Home Resolved With Colour, Art, + Joinery

A previously mismatched Victorian home in Mosman, NSW, resolved by Ioanna Lennox Interiors with colour, art, and joinery.

Architecture

A Mindful Multi-Generational Family Home In Clifton Hill

The sculptural Esplanade House by Clare Cousins Architects shows how even the most modern builds can respect their heritage surrounds.
Christina Karras

Food

Julia's Irresistible Double Chocolate + Tahini Brownies

Is there anything more irresistible than a brownie? We think not! Especially Julia's, which come with double the chocolate, and a nutty swir...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Shopping

8 Local Creatives Making Furniture That Doubles As Art

Meet our favourite designers and makers pushing the limits of traditional furniture with their sculptural and striking pieces!
Christina Karras

Art

Artist Cressida Campbell Is Finally Getting The Spotlight She Deserves

A new exhibition at the NGA brings together more than 140 works from the artist's life and unique practice.

Exhibition

A Reflective Exhibition At Craft Victoria Exploring 'The Everywhen'

Koorie/Yorta Yorta woman Shahn Stewart and Koorie man Eden Fiske of Alchemy Orange have guest-curated an exhibition at Craft Victoria, explo...
Bea Taylor
  21 hours ago

Interiors

The New Minimalism is Warm Minimalism - And We're On Board!

Minimalism makes a comeback with this warm, textured new look. Interior designer Lauren Li takes us through how to get the look.
Lauren Li
  5 hours ago

Homes

The Charming Fitzroy Rental Of Two Artists

Artists Jordy van den Nieuwendijk and Kate Isobel Scott have made their rented Fitzroy property a warm, eclectic home… without a single st...

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

Gardens

A Hawthorn Home Enveloped In Dreamy, Layered Gardens

This new family home is brought to life with lush gardens designed by Peachy Green – reminiscent of a flowering ‘woody meadow’!
Christina Karras

Interiors

Josh + Jenna Densten’s Retro RV Renovation

Renovation pros, Josh and Jenna Densten, have transformed an outdated Winnebago Sundancer into the ultimate family holiday home on wheels!

Architecture

A Colourful Extension Inspired By Clinker Bricks

Wowowa’s Presto House is a vivid and respectful addition to a 1930s art deco home made from 'clinker' bricks.
CONNECT WITH TDF

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net