Ikuntji Artists wins at NIFA 2023


This year Ikuntji Artists has won the Business Achievement Award for the 2023 National Indigenous Fashion Awards supported by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.

The Business Achievement Award recognises Ikuntji Artists’ leadership as an Art Centre showing both creative and commercial success in textiles and fashion, and positively impacting the Indigenous fashion sector. Ikuntji Artists will receive a $3000 cash prize and a customised business mentoring development. The mentoring will be designed and developed in support of the winner’s business goals, and aims to enrich entrepreneurship and support fashion innovation.

“Celebrating the commercial and creative success in textiles and fashion, this year’s Business Achievement Award goes to Ikuntji Artists, who are amongst the first Art Centres in the Western Desert to release its own textile collection, which now adorn various fashion and garment ranges, accessories and textiles. Through continued strategic collaborations, partnerships and projects, Ikuntji designs have been featured on the cover of Vogue and at London Pacific Fashion Week, with the artists releasing their own book Ikuntji Textiles. Telling stories in bright colours and forms, building layers, purposeful brushstrokes and mazes of linework, Ikuntji artists celebrate ceremony, country and culture in their designs and have amassed fans around the world.” – NIFA 2023

This award also gives Ikuntji Artists an opportunity for us to tour our textile designs in First Nations Fashion at four QIC centres in Canberra Centre (ACT), Robina Town Centre (QLD), Castle Towers (NSW) and Eastland (VIC).

Ikuntji Artists would also like to recognised our individual artists that were nominated for the Textile Design Award 2023 supported by RMIT

Alison Napurrula Multa, Ikuntji Artists
Pam Brown, Ikuntji Artists
Doreen Lane, Ikuntji Artists
Hayley Dodd, Ikuntji Artists
Roseranna Larry, Ikuntji Artists
Virgillia Multa, Ikuntji Artists
Walter Jugadai, Ikuntji Artists

Ikuntji Artists was also nominated for the Community Collaboration Award supported by Canberra Centre for our Ikuntji Artist X MFPR

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National Indigenous Fashion Award