Marnin Studio is based at Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre in Fitzroy Crossing, the heart of the Kimberley, Western Australia.
Marnin Studio is a therapeutic healing space where women come to create, learn and relax. The space is an incubator for developing products that reflect the artist’s deep knowledge of the local environment, culture and community.
Through this social enterprise model, the women have the opportunity to reach financial stability through the sale of their products.
The artists create a range of high-end homewares products specialising in hand printed textiles, woven baskets and bush toys and painted boab nuts. The artists draw inspiration from the flora and fauna of the Kimberley region and use these pieces as an expression of their knowledge and culture.
The Studio has showcased the work of the women at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and will attend Tarnathi Aboriginal Art Fair, as well as an Indigenous exhibitor at the Finders Keepers Markets in Melbourne in October.
‘Marnin’ means women in Walmajarri language as the studio is driven by the vision of local Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Wankatjunka, Walmajarri and Nykina women.
Marnin Studio continues to grow and connect women through the creation of exquisite pieces sold on a local and national level.
This year Marnin Studio is supplying Global Sisters with hand-painted boab nut shaped Christmas baubles, inspired by Boab nuts found on the boab tree- a truly iconic feature of the Kimberley landscape.