Magpie Goose happenings

EARRINGS!

EARRINGS!

We are excited to announce a new EARRING project, designed in collaboration with local NT designer heroes Elliat Rich and James Young of Elbow Workshop in Alice Springs. The background Earlier this year we asked Elbow Workshop to come up with an accessory idea that could be a 'blank canvas' for various emerging Aboriginal artists across Australia. We wanted to create a product that:  could be created (end to end) during a two hour workshop artists could receive a payment upfront (before the item is sold) that we were confident would sell well and could cover the costs of all the inputs that could be delivered...

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How do artists get paid?

How do artists get paid?

Maggie from Magpie Goose and Kalumburu artist Karen Alberts going through licensing agreement  Magpie Goose works with artists and art centres to feature designs through a variety of ways, and as such the way in which artist gets paid differs accordingly: Purchasing fabric from an Art Centre Magpie Goose sources some fabric direct from Aboriginal art centres. Some art centres print in community; some outsource the printing to Publisher Textiles in Sydney. In both cases the art centres manage the payments to artists, screenprinters, and other staff. There is no industry standard of how much an artist gets paid for textile production, and...

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Radical Transparency

Radical Transparency

We recently came across the concept of 'radical transparency' in a great book called New Power. It’s full of inspiring ideas on how to build community-led movements, find connection and lead change in today's hyperconnected world. We loved it! 

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Kalumburu textile design workshop

Kalumburu textile design workshop

You've probably seen some of the beautiful photos that the Kalumburu Photography Collective took last year for us. In late 2017 we gave the newly formed group a brief and a budget and asked them to undertake a shoot for Magpie Goose - what they came back with was on point! The photos were bold, proud, unapologetic, fabulous. At the end of the project some of the women mentioned that their grandmothers, aunties and nieces would love to put their artwork onto clothing - and the seed was planted!  Fast forward to July 2018 and we set off from Katherine and travelled to Kalumburu...

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Magpie Goose at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival

Magpie Goose at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival

We were stoked to be invited to show our latest collection alongside WA label Kirrikin, at the 2018 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.

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