We’ve included this section to give you some background information about Indigenous Australian fabric printing – it’s not about Flying Fox Fabrics. A lot of what we find ourselves doing is education, explaining why we think that fabric designs created and printed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people matter. As well as sharing information about: who does them; where they are made; what they mean; and how you can get your hands on some.

In our Info section you will find some general information about art centres, fabric printing, techniques and more. Also lots of links so you can do your own research.

Interested in Australian First Nations hand printed fabrics? A very special publication – Aboriginal Screen Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End is a must read. This book is a unique resource. It’s the catalogue for the exhibition of the same name, curated by Dr Joanna Barrkman, exhibited at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA in 2022. The show was a survey of fabric designs created by five art centres: Tiwi Design, Injalak Arts, Merrepen Arts, Jilamara Arts & Crafts and Babbarra Designs. Essays by a number of contributors covering a range of topics relevant beyond just the five art centres featured.

Let us know if you have any questions that you can’t find answered here or in the FAQs.

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