Magpie Goose creates new economic + creative opportunities for Aboriginal people around Australia; and provides a platform for people to connect, celebrate and learn from Aboriginal people, culture and stories.
The Ikuntji x Magpie Goose collaboration was seeded at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair in August 2017. At the Art Fair the following year, plans were made for Magpie Goose to visit Haasts Bluff and present the idea of a collaboration to the artists.We recently reached out to Chrischona Schmidt, Manager at Ikuntji Artists, to reflect on the impact the Ikuntji x Magpie Goose collection has had from the perspective of Ikuntji Artists and their network of artists.
Recently there’s been some interest in the business model, ownership and leadership structure of Magpie Goose.
We have received a lot of questions and comments. Some people expressed worries and fears about our motivations and intentions.
We thought it would be good to re-introduce ourselves and share with you our motivations for starting Magpie Goose, and convey some of the business and personal realities we’ve been juggling while running this business.
Magpie Goose is a member of the Indigenous Art Code
This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork.
We acknowledge the Jawoyn, Dagoman, Wardaman and Larrakia people as the traditional owners of the lands upon which Magpie Goose was founded.
We acknowledge and pay our deep respects to all the Aboriginal people we work and collaborate with, and whose land we travel through and work on - Garrwa, Yanyuwa, Alawa, Milwarapra, Yolngu, Kunwinjku, Tiwi, Kardu Yek Diminin, Wunambal Gaambera, Kwini, Guugu Yimithirr, Yuin, Duderoa, Gadigal. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.