In the middle of last year we were lucky enough to spend time in the Pukatja community, the home of Ernabella Arts.
Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest continuously running Indigenous Art Centre. Ernabella Arts is in Pukatja Community, in the far north west of South Australia, just over the Northern Territory border, nestled in fiery red dirt, and surrounded by weathered mountain ranges and rugged rock formations.
We travelled to Uluru with our families, and onwards by four wheel drive to the far north west of South Australia, just over the NT border, across fiery red dirt and through weathered mountain ranges and rugged rock formations.
There we spent time with the artists, staying in the community while we learned about the stories behind their beautiful artworks and the history of the arts centre. Afterwards we shared an incredible celebratory meal of kangaroo tail on country while the kids roamed free, playing a spontaneous game of football.
The artists and traditional owners generously allowed us to shoot on country, and it was so important to us to show the artworks amongst the surroundings that have inspired them. Under the bright hot sun and clear blue skies we created the campaign shoot with the help of the community who were both super star models and guides for us!
It’s these moments in our Kip&Co journey that are the most important to us, we cherish these opportunities which move and shape us both creatively and as people. We’re so proud to be able to share the Kip&Co x Ernabella Arts collaboration with you.