Gorman Jiji and Bila Raincoat
Gorman printed water resistant raincoat in exclusive Mangkaja x Gorman print by Ngarralja Tommy May. Made from recycled PET fabric with elasticised toggles on hood and hem, side pockets and centre front moulded plastic zip. Cropped length that finishes just below waist.
Model wears a size SM and is 175cm tall
About the artist:
Ngarralja is a Wangkajunga/Walmajarri man. He was born at Yarrnkurnja in the Great Sandy Desert. He is a senior songman for Kurtal, a ceremony relating to the main jila [living waterhole] in his country and holds the knowledge of many songlines across the region. He is a painter and printmaker and a senior artist that supports the development of artists in the Fitzroy Valley region.
Ngarralja is fluent in Wangkajunga, Kukaja, Walmajarri and English and writes Walmajarri. He is a founding member of the Karrayili Adult Education centre where he learnt to read and write his own language and English. Ngarralja is an important person for art and culture in Fitzroy Crossing. He is a founding member and former chairman of Mangkaja Arts and former Chairman of Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre (KALACC). Ngarralja was also an executive for twenty one years on the Association of Northern Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKA) Board of Directors, and was a contributing artist to the Ngurarra Canvas used in the successful native title claim. Ngarralja lives with his children at Mindi Rardi Community in Fitzroy Crossing.
Ngarralja is a leading artist and innovator recognized for his development of tin and perspex artworks, experimentation with digital animation, jewellery and general innovation with art practice. His artworks are in most major collections around Australia and highly sought after by both national and international galleries and collectors. Tommy May has been consistently selected as a finalist in most major awards nationally and a winner of many art prizes over his career.