Guudji-Yiigu - A Worimi Welcome
Gillawarra Arts is a creative arts business originating from the mid north coast of NSW. Krystal Hurst is a Worimi woman who designs handmade jewellery using materials from nature, and specialises in contemporary Aboriginal artworks on canvas, murals and running workshops.
Our pieces speak of the sky, land, rivers and sea. Old knowledge and new stories interwoven by Aboriginal women for its wearers to feel a sense of pride, connection and empowerment. Our jewellery sings our memories, language and our culture that is strong and thriving.
"Gillawarra arts and crafts" were first founded in the 1980s on Purfleet Aboriginal Mission (previously Sunrise Station) by our relatives.
Our vision is to create jewellery for women and men to feel strength, connected and empowered.
In our Gathang/Kattang language, 'Gillawarra' means resting place. Gillawarra is the place where our ancestors set up camp to rest before making their journey along the rivers to perform Keepara, ceremony.