Gorman Billabongs Anorak
Gorman printed water resistant narrow raincoat in exclusive Mangkaja x Gorman print by Daisy Japulija. Made from recycled PET fabric with elasticised toggles on hood and waist, front patch pockets with flap and centre front moulded plastic zip. Front pocket storm flap with metal snap button fastening. Finishes mid thigh.
Model wears a size 8 and is 175cm tall.
About the artist:
Daisy Japulija was born near Noonkanbah under a Konkerberry tree. She grew up in Noonkanbah and worked in the station kitchen until she married Colin Wasi (artist). They left Noonkanbah and travelled around the country ending up at Cherrabun Station where they set up camp for a long time and raised their son.
Daisy started painting at the Noonkanbah shearing shed and then in the old Mangkaja shed a long time ago. Previously, paintings done at Yakanara were sent to Mangkaja. She painted with Yakanara Adult Education Centre whose main emphasis was the teaching of children, instruction in language and culture and teaching people about painting. Those attending were also taken on excursions to the local waterholes and rivers.
Daisy visited her ancestral country, the Kurlku area of the Great Sandy Desert, only once when her mother took her there as an adult. Daisy’s art is an incorporation of motifs and memories of a life lived by the river and billabongs of the Fitzroy Valley, the vibrant colours and large swathes of water feature in her work.
Daisy’s passion for colour is evident in her artwork as much as her sense of dress. She layers the canvas with large areas of vibrant colours, dotting and line work on top with her own rhythm.
Daisy is one of the leading artist of the perspex development, she has mastered the medium; her work plays with negative space and surface delineation more than any other. Daisy and her sister Sonia Kurarra were leaders in the commissioned perspex installation at the MCA for the National in 2019.