Artist Michelle Weare (Jirrbal) has been creating unique pieces of jewellery through the seasonal cultural collecting and harvesting of natural seeds, which are then hand-sorted and cured using traditional methods.
Traditionally, these items were made by the old people, threaded on hand spun bush string and worn predominately for ceremony. For Michelle, these pieces are full of story, it is her way of sharing loving childhood memories of growing up in rainforest country.
Artist: Michelle Weare
Cultural Group: Jirrbal
Medium: Hand pierced False Sandalwood seeds individually threaded on linen thread.
Cat # 012/20
Arts and crafts: Girringun Art Centre's arts and crafts are hand produced, one off original works. As such they may from time to time have unique marks or craftsmanship nuances that may be deemed as faults. These will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us within 30 (thirty) days upon receipt of the item if you feel the work has an issue that you'd like to discuss.
Merchandise: Girringun Art Centre strives to produce merchandise that is of quality. We understand however that sometimes there may be issues in the reproductions that doesn't reflect this. Should your product be faulty, we are happy to provide a store credit to the price of the item (proof of purchase required). Please contact us within 30 (thirty) days of purchase to arrange your return.
Shipping: Any times that are returned will be shipped at your cost. Insurance: We strongly recommend insuring all arts, crafts and fragile products. As we hand our items to reputed freight, postage and courier companies we cannot accept returns of items purchased that have been damaged due to their negligence.
The Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre is located in Cardwell, Far North Queensland. The centre represents artists from nine Traditional Owner Groups, the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhun, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulgnay, Jirrbal and Djiru people.