ABOUT

The meaning of Ngunawal is "We the people, or us". Ngunawal people lived in an area roughly bounded by the towns of Braidwood, Goulburn, Boorowaa, Harden, Gundagaii and Cooma. The ACT is included within this area.

The term Ngarrindjeri means "Belonging to men". The Ngarrindjeri people are the traditional custodians of the lower Murray River, western Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Coorong.

In 2019 Jazz and Kristal decided to start to share and sell their art. Blown away by the response, their art is loved and supported all over Australia and overseas. Jazz and Kristal find it heartwarming to be able to share their culture and love for art with the world. To share family stories through art and just to be able to express themselves.

Wilay which means possum in their Ngunawal language is a fitting name as they started this journey in loving memory of their brother LJ. He would often be called "my little possum" by his family.

LJ passed away from Mitochondria disease this is why a % of all art sales gets donated to the Mito Foundation. This foundation supports people affected by Mito, funds essential research and awareness about the disease.

Jazz & Kristals Great Nan grew up on an Aboriginal reserve, and taught them to treat everyone with kindness, even when this wasn’t her own experience.

This positivity is something that they share in her artworks. Jazz & Kristal want to use art to start a positive conversation about her culture, to educate, break down barrier, stereotypes and to share knowledge. The beautiful Ngarrindjeri Country also inspires her art, especially the coastline, beach and waterways.

All art is original and is protected under the Australian Copyright Act 1968.

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