07 July 2021
Byron Bay-based electric hydrofoil specialists Fliteboard has confirmed that the brand has teamed up with the contemporary Indigenous Australian artist Gabriella Possum,Nungurrayi to create a unique Fliteboard design.
The eldest daughter of renowned artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and born in Papunya in Luritja country, Nungurrayi is internationally acclaimed for both her paintings and major installations.
Her contemporary Indigenous Australia art has been featured throughout Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Australia and Olsen Gallery, and include the pieces; Bush Tucker Dreaming, Women’s Ceremonies and Milky Way (Seven Sisters Dreamings).
The collaboration with Nungurrayi has come during the 2021 National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee week, or NAIDOC Week – a week long period of remembrance tied to 1938’s Day of Mourning, existing in its current form since 1991.
NAIDOC week begins on the first Sunday of July every year.
Water sports enthusiasts and art collectors alike will have the opportunity to win the tailor-made Fliteboard and iconic artwork through a raffle.
The brand has confirmed that 100 percent of proceeds from the raffle, with a combined prize value of AU$23,395, will go directly to two organisations; Children’s Ground and the Bunyarra Culture Collective for the Arakwal people of Byron Bay.
To enter in the raffle, click here.