We are a family company bringing together products from our Zazzle and Cafepress stores. We also have our own products purchasable directly from our store. All of the Aboriginal designs are created by renowned Australian Aboriginal artists Mundara Koorang and/or his daughter Nganuwaay Koolyn.
Mundara was born in 1952 in Surry Hills NSW. Mundara is an Internationally renowned artist and an Elder of the Eora (Sydney) People. He is a descendant of the Gamilaroi People of the Moree area. His Totem is the snake.
Mundara is also an actor and has appeared on several TV shows including Water Rats, Police Rescue and Wildside. He also appeared in the feature film 'Race the Sun' with James Belushi. Mundara is the holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Indigenous Social Policy. He also holds Certificates in Training & Assessment IV, Train the Trainer, Brush Farm Security, CABE, CGE, Fine Arts, Media Studies, Photography, Interior Decorating, but to name a few and is a licenced Spray Painter. In 1996 Mundara was the first Aboriginal to win the Faculty Award for Aboriginal Studies in NSW and the Qantas Encouragement Award for the same.
Mundara's artwork is highly sought after and many of his paintings hang in private and collective collections nationwide and worldwide.
Mundara has won many awards and commendations for his artwork, photography and illustrations. Including the inaugural 'Sorry Day' Poster competition, the 1999 David O'Chin Photographic Award and a highly commendation from the David Unaipon Writers Award for his book of poems titled 'Say your Sorry'. He is the designer of the widely used student law book 'Indigenous People and the Law in Australia', as well as the illustrations for the 'Mabo Land Rights Package' for law students and community. 'Alcheringa Spirit' an Australian Limestone sculpture which was displayed in the foyer of the ATSIC Commission in Sydney was sculptured by Mundara.
Mundara is considered to be the father of contemporary Aboriginal art in Australia. In 1995 Mundara was invited by the Australian Embassador in Bonn Germany to hold the first Contemporary Aboriginal Art Exhibition held in Europe. This was the first time that contemporary Aboriginal art had been exhibited outside of Australia, and he was also one of the first Aboriginal artists to exhibit in Russia..
The Little Platypus and the Fire Spirit a contemporary Aboriginal Dreamtime story written by Mundara 2006 and was included in the 2006 Australian Readers' Challenge receiving outstanding reviews from Dr Anita Heiss.
Nganuwaay Koolyn's is the daughter of Mundara Koorang and her name means (Her Father’s Daughter the Black Swan), her totem is the Rainbow Serpent - the creator of the mountains, rivers, valleys and billabongs. Nganuwaay Koolyn is a descendant of the Gamilaroi people of the Brewarrina (Ngunnhu) area and the ancient dry-stone fish traps. Nganuwaay has exhibited in Europe, USA, UK and nationally. Nganuwaay sold her first painting at the ripe age of 14 to a Belgium official, and has won several art competitions since. With her brother she curated her first exhibition for her dad at the age of 10 and has since provided artwork for many Indigenous communities for their NAIDOC Celebrations. At the age of 18 Nganuwaay Koolyn was an assistant Director of the National Illicit Drug Campaign in Queensland and held classes for local community members in art, crafts and cooking.
Nganuwaay Koolyn’s artwork is inspired by the Dreaming, traditions and stories of her ancestry. Her natural and devoted connection with the spiritual vibrations of her culture, flow into her artwork creating a balance of harmonies and spiritual visualisations.
Currently Nganuwaay has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education and is currently studying for her Masters of Education
For many years she has worked with Aboriginal communities and women and men in correctional facilities in literacy, numeracy, Aboriginal Culture and protocol. She has also appeared as an actor in several Australian Drama series, and is well known for her pastille dot work on wedding dresses, satin outfits and accessories. Nganuwaay Koolyn a beautiful artist and respected Ambassador for Australian Aboriginal people.
Novy is an artist, graphic artist, art and crafts teacher, and a cake artist. She has been painting for over 50 years and is renowned for her fantasia art.