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numbuh

wearable art

Numbuh is an ongoing collection of wearable artworks. A fusion of ancient stories and Blak futurism, aimed to reconnect Indigenous performers to Country, culture, kin and traditional methods of storytelling. Numbuh consists of performance and/or traditional attire made largely from sustainable/ethically sourced natural materials and fiber processing methods. Each piece is custom made exclusively for Indigenous performers and traditional dance troupes.

 

Bindimu was a recipient of the Create NSW Arts and Cultural funding assisting in the financing of the creation of the Numbuh exhibition (September 2023). A culmination of 34 individual pieces, the artworks were presented and modeled by six Indigenous performers in a runway style exhibition at Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Numbuh at boomalli
september 2023.

CURRENT and upcoming EXHIBITS

  • Lismore Aboriginal Art Gallery (NSW), Jul 15 - Aug 24 2024

  • UNTiTLED Gallery (NT), Jul 5 - Jul 25 2024

past exhibits

  • OuterSpace Window Gallery, Nov 8 -  Dec 10 2023

  • Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sep 23 - Oct 6 2023

Explore the Collection

Pay it forward

 

Non-Indigenous people have the opportunity to donate towards the purchasing of items from the Numbuh collection. This means that Indigenous dance troupes and performers (dancers, actors, musicians) who already experience barriers, racism and culturally unsafe spaces within the "australian" arts industry, can have an easier access to these wearable artworks. Paying it forward fosters a deeper connection to Indigenous peoples and Country and the return of communal societies. The Numbuh collection is my way of honouring my ancestors and to empower the continued resistance and resilience of my Indigenous elders, siblings and children today.

Why should you pay it forward? It gives action to those who are interested in "paying the rent" as non-Indigenous occupiers of stolen lands, waters, sky and resources. Beyond conversations about reconciliation and being an ally, paying it forward allows you to demonstrate what an ally with means is and does. When we nurture from the grassroots up, we can rebuild forests.

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