Marnin Studio works on the ground with people who live in remote Fitzroy Valley communities in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. We walk, talk and create together, linking like minded people to create positive change. We turn ideas into reality. We are grassroots, aspirational, inclusive and adaptive. Set in the beautiful gardens of Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre, Marnin Studio grew from the creative interests of Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Wankatjunka, Walmajarri and Nykina women.
Products from Marnin Studio are contemporary in design but based in the women's deep knowledge of the local environment, culture and community. Artists reflect upon place such as the seasonal movements including the colours, textures, flora and fauna and associated cultural knowledge of what can be eaten, hunted, used as bush medicine, used to care for country, used to preserve or pass on cultural knowledge.
This knowledge is then transmitted into design, through the support of a culturally sensitive artist in residency program. This process of connecting to country, provides the opportunity for local women to connect with language, stories and memories.