Creative Jobs: Yondee Shane Hansen, Artist

Creative Jobs: Yondee Shane Hansen, Artist

Creative Jobs: Yondee Shane Hansen, Artist

Yondee Shane Hansen is an experienced and accomplished West Australian artist with almost 40 years’ experience, but never did he imagine he would see his work on the runway at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.

Mr Hansen is one of many Indigenous artists whose art appears on Amanda Healy’s label Kirrikin, which featured in the 2018 Aboriginal Runway at Fashion Central in the City of Perth.

The unique collaboration between Ms Healy and Indigenous artists is unlike any other in the world. The West Australian designer takes authentic Aboriginal art and digitally prints it onto beautiful cashmeres and silks, and shares the profits from the sale of the clothing with the artist.

“It brings art and fashion together, not only do you get something beautiful to wear, you are getting a piece of artwork,” Mr Hansen said.

Mr Hansen was born in WA’s wheatbelt and began creating art as a child. The artist didn’t have access to pencils or a canvass so instead used charcoal which eventually inspired many of his well-known black and white paintings.

The artist also works with sand and ochres to depict the stories and legends of his people by painting detailed figurative works based on mission life, hunting and animals.

Yondee Shane Hansen is an experienced and accomplished West Australian artist with almost 40 years’ experience, but never did he imagine he would see his work on the runway at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.

Mr Hansen is one of many Indigenous artists whose art appears on Amanda Healy’s label Kirrikin, which featured in the 2018 Aboriginal Runway at Fashion Central in the City of Perth.

The unique collaboration between Ms Healy and Indigenous artists is unlike any other in the world. The West Australian designer takes authentic Aboriginal art and digitally prints it onto beautiful cashmeres and silks, and shares the profits from the sale of the clothing with the artist.

“It brings art and fashion together, not only do you get something beautiful to wear, you are getting a piece of artwork,” Mr Hansen said.

Mr Hansen was born in WA’s wheatbelt and began creating art as a child. The artist didn’t have access to pencils or a canvass so instead used charcoal which eventually inspired many of his well-known black and white paintings.

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