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Collection: Bawrrungga Nyami Gawbarrigam Jewellery

Bawrrungga Nyami Gawbarrigam (Bowraville Women Gathering) is a collective of Gumbaynggirr artists based in the Nambucca Valley, NSW.

The artists are: Donna Brown, Denise Buchanan, Aunty Majory Buchanan, Lavinna Inglis, Monica Inglis, Jasmine Stadhams, Rebecca Stadhams, Yaara Stadhams, Francine Edwards and Annalisa Wilson.

The Indigenous Jewellery Project (IJP) is a curatorial project created by researcher, curator, writer, gallerist Emily McCulloch Childs in order to provide a professional platform for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander contemporary jewellery, and works with UNSW lecturer & contemporary jeweller Mel Young. 

In 2021, IJP came to Bawrrungga (Bowraville) and delivered a 5 day workshop in contemporary jewellery.

The pieces in this catalogue are from the first IJP Bawrrungga workshop. The Nyamis collected materials from Jagun (Country) including red cedar, shells and pebbles from the beach.

This project has been funded by the Australian Design Centre (ADC) with Create NSW,

The Nyamis want to thank ADC and IJP for the deadly work they do.

More Information:

The Indigenous Jewellery Project | Facebook

Indigenous Jewellery Project (@theindigenousjewelleryproject) • Instagram photos and videos

The Bawrrungga Project - Australian Design Centre

Image: Jasmine Stadhams, Fishnet Catch Necklace, 2021. Woven raffia with seashells, cedar, copper patina, beach stone with recycled silver. Photo: IJP