Jessica Mauboy returns home to Larrakia Country to support First Nations Art
The Darwin-born musician Jessica Mauboy is a true role model for youngsters. After building her career and becoming 100% Australian Idol, author of “Never Be the Same”, “Little Things”, “Glow” and many more songs we love so much, is coming back to Darwin to give back to her community by supporting remote art centres.
Famous not only for her strong modulated voice, but as well for her beautiful soul and amazing personality, that she kept on her journey to chart and television success, Jessica pays respect to her Land and has returned to Larrakia country to take on a new role supporting remote community artists, who will share their works and textiles at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) and related fashion shows later this year.
“There’s a spirit and a sense of a connection to land, a connection to community and the people you love,” Jessica said. Respecting your Country and knowing where you came from is fundamental for the personal development. “You can make it anywhere if you really believe in it, believe in yourself and who you are.”
We are really delighted that our collaboration with one of the oldest Australian Aboriginal art centres Tiwi Designs is recognised to be a part of this project and happy to see Jessica glowing in custom made piece from our Elemental collection.
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