Zoe Raymond ~ Aboriginal Artist

Zoe is a proud Yindjibarndi & Pinikura woman of the Pilbara in WA, who has grown up within the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi and Yuggera/Turrbal communities of the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

Zoe is a self-taught Aboriginal artist from the age of 10 years old, bringing the traditional use of symbolism and storytelling with a contemporary twist.

The piece that has been designed for Wilder Haas is titled ‘Nawungarra’ meaning ‘to look after’ in Yindjibarndi language.

On the topic of anti-bullying, Zoe wanted the design to reflect the importance of community support and being able to talk about your worries in a safe space. Whether that is utilising organisations and services that are available to those experiencing bullying or mental health issues or asking a friend or family member to have a cuppa with you to talk about what’s on your mind. 

This design shows people sitting in ‘yarning circles’, which are places where you can share your stories, your troubles and lean on others in safe space. I named this design ‘Nawungarra’, meaning ‘to look after’, In Zoe’s words, I think it’s so important that we look out for each other and always make time to sit and yarn to our friends and family when they express worries in their life. And most importantly, just be kind and patient. We don’t know what someone else may be going through.”

We will be donating $3.00 aud from every sale of our Nawungarra unisex tee to Zoe as the rightful owner of this design and will continue to support Zoe throughout her career 

Website ~ www.wardirra.art/