Gorman Yimirri Raincoat
Gorman printed water resistant raincoat in exclusive Mangkaja x Gorman print by Nada Rawlins. 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:
Nada Rawlins was born in the Australian desert and lived with her family in a traditional way until she was a young girl and her family were moved to the stations of the Kimberley to work for rations. As an adult she raised her own young family in Wangkajunga, a community on the edge of the Desert. Her daughter and granddaughters have followed in her footsteps as artists in their own right.
Nada’s career is long and varied. She is one of the founding members of Mangkaja Arts, she began painting in the 1980s at Fitzroy Crossing’s Karrayili Adult Education Centre. When the Mangkaja Arts centre was built, she began working there, largely teaching herself through observation of other artists. Nada was a painter on the Ngurrara Canvas, a key artwork that secured native title for her people and is still held at Mangkaja in the collection.
A highly sought-after and idiosyncratic painter, Nada’s paintings are distinctive, robust and highly saturated interpretations of her country. Nada Rawlins is a deliberate and genuine artist whose every mark represents a moment in time. Nada’s artwork shares the landmarks and maps of country she walked as a young girl in the Great Sandy Desert.
In recent years Nada joined in the experimentation with acrylic paint and paint pens on perspex, with very exciting results. She won the Shinju Art Prize in Broome for her first piece on Perspex in 2016, and was the first finalist in the NATSIAA at the Museum and gallery of the Northern Territory with a painting on perspex. Even in the last years of her life she created work with incredible energy and pulse. This dynamism seems borne out of her intimate knowledge of her country’s wealth and abundance. She leaves behind a rich artistic and cultural legacy for her many grandchildren.