Cable X Holly Sanders

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CABLE X HOLLY SANDERS ⁠⠀
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For the second instalment of our Australian Creator Series,
we partnered with Contemporary Aboriginal Artist @hollysanders_art⁠
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We collaborated with Holly to create a series of custom paintings, each one portraying a unique story of her people, their land, community, traditions and culture. Each painting was on display in a Cable store. 
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Proceeds from the campaign have be donated to Children’s Ground, who work to change the futures of First Nations children. ⁠⠀
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We have 3 custom Holly Sanders paintings left for sale.
Please email info@cablemelbourne.com to enquire about purchasing. 
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“Healing Country” #2

51 x 61cm acrylic on stretched canvas

$900

This work depicts the Tea Tree ground. Tea Trees with their shiny white and grey paper reflect the moonlight and illuminate the country. Aboriginal people came to know of the tea tree’s healing properties thousands of years ago. They crushed the leaves and applied the paste to cuts, burns, bites and skin ailments. They also brewed the leaves into tea for coughs, colds and inflammations of the throat and bathed in the healing tea tree stained lakes.

 

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“Healing Tea Tree Lake” #2

51 x 61cm acrylic on stretched canvas

$900 

This work represents the tea tree stained lakes that are scattered on Country. Aboriginal people were the first to know of the Tea Tree’s healing properties. Leaves were crushed into paste and applied to cuts, burns, bites and skin ailments. The leaves were brewed into tea for coughs, colds and inflammation. Women bathed and gave birth in the healing tea tree stained lakes as part of ceremonial and sacred practices of Women’s Business.

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“Healing Ground” #2

61 x 76cm acrylic on stretched canvas

$1100 

This work depicts the Tea Tree ground. Tea Trees with their shiny white and grey paper bark reflect the moonlight and illuminate the country. Aboriginal people came to know of the tea tree’s healing properties thousands of years ago. They crushed the leaves and applied the paste to cuts, burns, bites and skin ailments. They also brewed the leaves into tea for coughs, colds and inflammations of the throat and bathed in the healing tea tree stained lakes.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST⁠⠀
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Contemporary Aboriginal Artist and teacher, Holly Sanders, is a proud Bundjalung woman from the North Coast of New South Wales who is currently based on Yuin Country, South Coast NSW. Through her art, she aims to share her stories, culture and Country in a contemporary way. The patterns of her Saltwater Country motivate her, as do stories from the past.⁠⠀
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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. Painting is important for her identity, wellbeing and expresses the way she understands and respects her culture, ancestors and Country.⁠⠀
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“I always look to Country- the land, the sky and the sea- and use these images, stories and memories to paint. I use my art to tell the story of my Country and ancestors because I want to be able to share and celebrate my culture in a contemporary way with everyone”.⁠