Magpie Goose's first collection was launched in Darwin in December 2016, and continued to delight new audiences until March 2018 when the second collection went large.
The first collection showcases bright, bold prints designed by Aboriginal artists and hand screenprinted at art centres across the Top End -Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation (Wadeye), Injalak Arts (Gunbalanya), Tiwi Design (Wurrumiyanga) and Babbarra Designs (Maningrida).
The prints tell rich cultural stories: of bush foods (Injalak ladies' Manme print, Rueben Manakgu's Wakih/prawn print, Dora Diaguma's Murnubbarr Karrolka/flying magpie geese), of landscapes and the natural world (Waves print by Leonie Melpi, Kun-ngol/Clouds print by Elizabeth Kandabuma, Pandanus by Osmond Kantilla), animals and totems (Nguluyguy/Echidnas by Bridget Bunduck, Nabarlek dja Ngarrbek/rock wallaby and echidna, Tiwi Birds by Bede Tungatalum), and ceremony (Pukumani poles by Bede Tungatalum, Bodypaint Jilamara by Alan Kerinauia and Jilamara by Jean Baptiste Apuatimi).
The simple clothing designs let the textiles do the talking.
The first batch of this collection was made by the fabulous Ayu Gusti Sriani Putri and her team in Bali; from September 2017 all clothing has been made by Sphinx Australia in Bankstown, Sydney.
This incredible selection of photos brought to you by Sarah Mackie, Rhett Hammerton, Freedom Garvey, Tace Stephens and the Kalumburu Photography Collective.
Huge thanks to all our glorious models.