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Magpie Goose Fashion Futures (Jan/Feb 2018) - a case study

Magpie Goose Fashion Futures (Jan/Feb 2018) - a case study

A case study of Magpie Goose Fashion Futures program which was run in Katherine in Jan and Feb 2018.

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Magpie Goose x Jinibara - a special Woodford Folk Festival collaboration

Magpie Goose x Jinibara - a special Woodford Folk Festival collaboration

Earlier this year, Magpie Goose was invited to take part in Woodford's 25th festival celebrations. Through discussions with the team at Jinibara Gallery, we explored the possibility of collaborating with Jinibara custodians and artists Uncle Noel Blair and Jason Murphy, to co-create a very special Woodford 'capsule collection'. The artists were excited to have a new platform to share their stories and so began a six month process -  sharing designs, working with repeats for textiles, digitising designs, selecting colourways and base cloth, commissioning the printing and finally the manufacture of the clothing in Sydney! Hats off to our graphic designer...

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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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