Rosie Lala - Zip bag

Rosie Lala - Zip bag

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This vibrant Australian Made cotton zip bag features artwork by Rosie Lala from Yarliyil Art Centre (WA)

Yarliyil Art Centre, Halls Creek is located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Yarliyil Artists work across a range of styles and mediums, representing the rich culture of the land, its history & the people. The main language groups of Yarliyil Artists are Jaru, Kidja & Walmajarri.

Rosie Lala was born at old Balgo Station sometime in the early 1940s. When she was about six years old, she and her family walked hundreds of kilometres from the Tanami Desert to find work at Gordon Downs Station near Ringer Soak, 170 kilometres from Halls Creek. Their new home was a hard, dry, featureless place on the Great Antrim Plateau near the Northern Territory border. They lived with other station workers from the local Djaru community at Kundat Djaru (Ringer Soak) – an area pitted with waterholes – where they lived a largely traditional life, picking bush onion and eating goanna.

When the station closed in the 80s, many of the people moved to Halls Creek. Rosie stayed at Ringer Soak and still lives there today.

Rosie Lala proudly paints the Dreaming stories that mother and father had told her.

Sadly, Rosie passed away in October 2017.

Each zip bag is a little unique as print placement varies (front and back) and may vary from image shown.

Cotton Zip Bag
Dimensions: 21cm x 12cm
Made in Australia

Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.