We have been working with Wittner to strengthen the 110 year old Australian company's commitment to valuing diversity and First Peoples. The Winyarr Collection is a first of its kind shoe collection featuring the artwork of Alkina Edwards to inspire and empower women to walk tall on the lands of the oldest living culture on Earth.

About The Artist

The talent behind the artwork is Alkina Edwards, a young Aboriginal artist living on Yorta Yorta Country and the creative behind Alkina’s Creations. She is inspired by the stories passed down from her family, community and Country.

Her artwork honours her proud matriarchal connections to Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba, Mutthi Mutthi and Wiradjuri tribes; as well as her father’s connections and all the men and women who shape her journey.

Alkina pictured with her Mother and Aunties on Yorta Yorta country.

Winyarr means ‘Aboriginal woman/women’ in Yorta Yorta Language. The artwork in the Winyarr Collection depicts a group of women along the sacred Dungala (Murray River), linking arms to represent the Aboriginal women that have been here for thousands of years and are still here today.

Alkina honours the long line of strong black women she comes from and hopes that all women feel this sense of pride walking in these shoes.

By purchasing a pair of shoes from the Winyarr Collection, you are investing in programs and initiatives that support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s futures, with a percentage of profits going back to Culture is Life’s programming.

Visit the Wittner website to purchase from January 18th and find out more about Alkina and the journey of the Winyarr Collection.

The Quendra Winyarr Print Leather Pointed Toe Pump.

The Collection

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First Nations-led not-for-profit organisation, @adambriggsfoundation today announces Barpirdhila, a new grant initiative that provides assistance to First Nations artists who are working on a current music project that has been impacted by COVID-19. In the wake of COVID-19’s devastating effect on musicians, the Barpirdhila grant is open to practising First Nations artists - established or emerging - who are working on a music-related project. 

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The flag is divided horizontally into equal halves of black (top) and red (bottom), with a yellow circle in the centre.

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