Why is Dreamtime Kullilla-Art
Being an Aboriginal Artist I saw and experienced first hand the imitation, exploitation and theft of Intellectual Property of Aboriginal Artists Australia wide. Also noticed the many levels of misrepresentations and mis-information and non-information about Aboriginal Culture that was generating a lot of ignorance so I decided to do something about that and together with my wife - Jo, we created Dreamtime Kullilla-Art so we could begin to change people’s perception on Aboriginal Culture, the People and History, their Art my Art, Dance and Music - a culture that goes back over 100,000 years, in fact the oldest living culture on earth so they could see and appreciate the beauty as we do.
LISTEN - LEARN - RESPECT
Sadly “Aboriginal Art” is not a brand that can be easily protected like Gucci and Nike and the like - there is this “grey” area where these Imitators operate within and exploit and they get away with it with using lame terms like Aboriginal “style” Art” or Aboriginal “design” Art which is just wrong - it either IS or it’s NOT. The intention is clear - they are wanting to fool the customer. So not only are you being fooled and not getting value for money but legitimate artists are losing their traditional right to earn income because of the “cheap” imitated imported products.
So what have we done? We have therefore tried to create an arena both online and via our walk-in shop/gallery here in Redcliffe (within the beautiful Moreton Bay Region of SE Qld) whereby you, the customer, not only goes away with your genuine product purchase, but you have also enjoyed your experience and have gained a little more knowledge about our Culture.
Dreamtime Kullilla-Art has now developed into THE ONE STOP CULTURAL SHOP where people can confidently shop KNOWING that they are purchasing quality, genuine, proper royalty-paid Aboriginal Art products be it made in China or overseas or in Australia under strict Licence Agreements and that sales directly benefit the Artists and their communities - we can guarantee that fact.
We now believe that we have anything for everyone from a keyring/bookmark, jewellery to tablecloths, “proper” boomerangs & artifacts, bush tucker (like jams, sauces, spices etc), small and large original artworks and so much more as our ONLINE Shop will testify to and all done by legitimate royalty-paid Artists which we are absolutely proud of. Many artists we know either personally and /or professionally or by reputation.
2022 marks 26 years since we first commenced Dreamtime Kullilla-Art (beginning in May 1996 under an umbrella at a local market) and during this time we have sourced and forged great associations with all our Suppliers/Manufacturers who have ethical and legitimate Royalty contracts with their Artists and they all have endorsed us a recommended Supplier of their range of quality Aboriginal Art products.
That is - WHY is Dreamtime Kullilla-Art
We are a small but dynamic Aboriginal owned and managed family business.
We are passionate about our product and our brand and trust you will become too so Welcome to Dreamtime Kullilla-Art. Enjoy your shopping experience and trust you are like a boomerang and return and if you have, please tell your family and friends of this awesome shop
Michael Connolly (Munda-gutta Kulliwari)
Father: Kullilli (far SW Qld)
Mother: Muruwari (far NW NSW)
traditional Aboriginal Australian Art & Craft & Native Bush Tucker Products
THE ONE STOP CULTURAL SHOP
where people can confidently shop KNOWING that they are purchasing quality, genuine, proper royalty-paid Aboriginal Art products be it made in China or overseas or in Australia under strict Licence Agreements and that sales directly benefit the Artists and their communities - we can guarantee that fact.
Online Shop/Gallery - www.kullillaart.com.au
Retail Shop/Gallery - 1/349 MacDonnell Road, Clontarf QLD Australia