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ART FOR CHANGE COLLECTIVE

This is not just another skincare range.

Boodjera is creating positive change, by providing amazing opportunities, in conjunction, with our partner:
AIME – Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience.

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How ?

25% of every product sold, goes to AIME’s ‘Art & Education Programs’, supporting their work within the community.  We commit to showcasing & promoting young & upcoming Aboriginal Artists, on an international stage.

The Artwork used throughout our Boodjera Products – labels, packaging & marketing materials, will be interchanged annually, introducing you to new talented artists.

Thank you AIME x

Introducing our artist

‘ Ella Gillespie’

Evans Head – New South Wales – Australia

Ella is a proud 14-year-old Indigenous girl of the Awabakal nation who has been painting & drawing for as long as she can remember.  Her art is inspired by Mother Nature, wildlife, her culture & her love of bright colours.

Biography

Moving to the Northern Rivers at a young age was a life changing experience for Ella. Living in a beautiful environment, surrounded by the natural colours & shapes of the landscape & the local marine & wildlife has influenced the story & colour palette of her artwork. Ella’s connection to Aboriginal culture can be seen throughout her creative process as she incorporates experiences of the bush, yarning & learning about culture.

Travelling Whales – painting – by Ella

This artwork is my interpretation of the east coast humpback whale migration. The white lines represent whales & their calves and the dots represent spouting & breaching whales.

by Ella’s Mum

Ella has been wearing an Art smock for as long as I can remember, she has always been passionate about painting & drawing and we could tell early on that she had a natural eye for using colours. We moved to Evans Head 3 years ago & the beauty of the surroundings, along with learning more about her culture through her AEO at school and programs like AIME was a natural progression for her in her art.

Ella started the ‘Travelling Whales’ using different colours that she found in her natural environment, mixing shades until she felt it best reflected how she viewed the ocean, land etc as we live on the coast. Throw in the annual whale migration along our shore line & it all came together as they track their way through her painting.

BOODJERA (boo-jer-uh) meaning earth - land - country

Boodjera staff, acknowledge & pay respect to the ‘Noongar People’, past & present, the traditional owners of these lands & waters, in Western Australia’s, South West. Our commitment is to promote unity, love & harmony throughout all aspects of our business.