Guygam Sandhills Panel Skater Dress
Contemporary Aboriginal art, Italian fabrics and you- amazing!
Our skater dresses have been updated with a superior fit, using true luxury Italian lycra that shapes the body without constraining it. Super feminine and playful, this gorgeous dress features a colourful print by Aboriginal artist Holly Sanders.
Other features include UPF50+, resistance to chlorine, suntan creams and oils. Front scoop neckline with an unhemmed skirt finishes the look.
Style: Skater Dress
Fabric: 210gsm Italian Lycra® 82% Polyester, 18% Elastane
Washing: Cold hand wash
Story: Guygam Sandhills
Artist: Holly Sanders
‘Guygam’ - Sandhills | Acrylic on canvas | 50cm x 60cm
This piece represents the importance of sand environments on Bundjalung Country. Sand environments around the ocean and estuaries provided an abundance of wild food where there were always plenty of resources to share among the community.
Turtles, shellfish, swan and duck eggs and plants such as water lily bulbs, sea celery and pig face were among some of the many food resources. Middens were also common and unfortunately sand mining and development destroyed many valuable midden sites.
The passing on of knowledge about Country to the younger generation is an important tradition and sand painting was also a common art form in coastal areas, where coloured sands were used to create a temporary picture and story which was then washed away by the next high tide.
Holly Sanders is a proud Aboriginal Bundjalung woman who is currently residing on Yuin Country, South Coast of New South Wales. Through her art she aims to share her stories, culture and Country in a contemporary way. The patterns of Saltwater Country motivate her, as do stories from the past.
The colours and patterns utilised in her art are a reflection of her connection to Country and used to develop a modern interpretation of her Aboriginal culture.
Full bust measurement in centimetres.