Part of our Artists Series, the Miinggi Jaanymili Picnic Rug features Indigenous artists duo Miimi and Jiinda’s artwork.

The circles around the outside are neighbouring tribes, friends and family that journey along the pathways, meeting in the middle to share stories, culture, food and celebrations.

We’re humbled to collaborate with Miimi and Jiinda and to announce that 10% of profits will be going to The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust.

At the tranquil shores of a healing tea tree lake, beloved by the land’s people for generations, a heartwarming scene unfolds.

Families and generations come together to share not only nourishment but also cherished memories. Laughter fills the air, mingling with the aroma of delicious food wafting from vibrant picnic spreads. Beneath the shade of ancient Eucalptyus trees, colourful picnic rugs are spread out, forming a tapestry of togetherness.

Grandparents impart wisdom and stories of old, their voices carrying the weight of a thousand experiences. Parents exchange knowing glances, their gazes reflecting a shared journey of love and sacrifice. Children frolic and play, their joyful squeals echoing in harmony with the gentle lapping of the water against the shore.

Amidst the symphony of conversation time seems to pause, allowing for the creation of lasting memories and the strengthening of family bonds. As the sun casts a golden hue upon the tranquil lake, each moment becomes a precious thread woven into the fabric of generations… 

We acknowledge that we work and live on the unceded lands of the Arakwal, Widjabal and Minjungbal peoples of the Bundjalung Nation. We pay respect to country; to elders, past present and emerging.

Photographer - Emma Wise Photography

Location - Lake Ainsworth, Lennox

Featured artist - Miimi & Jiinda

Styling - Sharnee Thorpe

Set design - Sharnee Thorpe

Creative direction - Amy Kristalyn, Siobhan O'Leary Ashford