100% Aboriginal

Owned and operated by wife & husband team Juanella McKenzie and Michael Donovan. Together they live their cultural practices whilst passing on traditional knowledge to their children and the greater community in which they live.

Founder

Juanella
McKenzie

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Founder

Michael
Donovan

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Juanella is an Adnyamathanha/ Luritja First Nations woman from outback South Australia.  She grew up learning from her elders out in the bush and attending ceremony immersed in her culture.

She has spent a great amount of time out on her family’s homeland in the Flinders Ranges where she draws inspiration to tell the dreaming stories of the Yarta (Earth / Land) she loves deeply. She passes the knowledge of the song lines /story lines to her daughters and now lives on NSW Mid North Coast.

Juanella has been a practicing artist since childhood. Two pieces of her work was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in 2008 when she was only 18 years old. In 2019 at age 29 the National Museum of Scotland acquired one piece of her work. She is held in private collections all over the world.

Michael is from the Southern Gumbaynggirr tribe in New South Wales Mid North Coast Australia where he grew up immersed in culture with Elders in his family. He has been an artist since a childhood and uses art to tell the stories that were passed on to him by his Elders. 

His art reflects the Creators, Ancestors, Family and Homelands and he draws inspiration from his Cousin/Brother Keith (aka Bleeder) Donovan, Uncle Pete Donovan, his Godmother/Aunty Rosalind Donovan and his uncle Darren Jarrett. 

Michael takes his responsibility to heart, to continue Southern Gumbaynggirr culture into the future for his children and for future generations to come.

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