Hawkesbury Artist Among Trio Of Indigenous Artists Partnering With Cricut To Launch Design Collection For NAIDOC Week.

Written by: The Hawkesbury Phoenix


Glossodia artist, and proud Dharug woman, Kyralee Shields is one of a trio of Indigenous artists partnering with Cricut to produce a collection of Indigenous art for NAIDOC Week.

Three Indigenous artists have partnered with Cricut, the creative technology company that empowers people to make professional-looking, customised and personalised projects to launch a collection of Indigenous art and NAIDOC Week inspired designs through the Cricut Design Space platform.

All proceeds from the designs will go directly to supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Children in Ground.

Hawkesbury artist, Kyralee Shields from Glossodia, a proud Dharug woman, is one of the three Indigenous artists involved in the project.

“This collaboration is a wonderful way to share our culture and stories through art,” Ms Shields said.

Cricut’s platform allows our designs to reach a global audience, fostering appreciation and understanding of Indigenous heritage. “Additionally, I am proud that our efforts will support both the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Children’s Ground, making a meaningful impact.”

Ms Shields is a renowned artist celebrated for her contemporary interpretations of traditional Aboriginal art.

Her art brings vibrant and culturally rich designs to a global audience, promoting the beauty and significance of Indigenous heritage.

"The collaboration between Cricut, Kyralee Shields and proud Mayi Kulan and Kalkadoon woman Leah Cummins and Kalkadoon woman Breanna Buttenshaw brings a rich cultural heritage of Indigenous art and traditions into the hands of millions of creators worldwide."

These designs not only celebrate Indigenous culture, but every use will also contribute to the education and cultural development of remote Indigenous communities.

The artists designs, inspired by Indigenous stories and symbolism, are now available in Cricut’s extensive design library via Cricut ANZ Designs official contributing artist page.

ANZ Region Director of Cricut, Nicola Dow-Smith said Cricut was honoured to support and celebrate Indigenous artists, culture and designs within their design platform.

“Our collaboration with the talented artists, Kyralee Shields, Leah Cummins and Breanna Buttenshaw along with our support for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Children Ground is aimed at amplifying awareness and representation within the Cricut community,” Ms Dow-Smith said.

“These partnerships are demonstrative of our commitment to creativity, cultural appreciation and inclusivity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.”

The Cricut Contributing Artist Program (CAP) allows designers to sell their images to the Cricut community, with more than eight million members worldwide.

The program was first developed to welcome artists roma round the world to apply and contribute original artworks to the ever-growing Cricut library, to ensure that there were designs reflecting the growing diversity of members, languages, occasions, seasons and reasons.

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