Our New Life Collection was created to give another purpose to products that had slight imperfections and were not suitable for sale. Individual pieces have been created by the artists at Studio A and Thomas “Bagaay” Avery, their purpose is to create authenticity, inspiration and a new narrative to extend a products life or create a completely new cultural artefact.
Studio A is a supported art studio based in Sydney that nurtures the talents of very clever artists living with intellectual disability. The enterprise paves professional pathways so these artists can achieve artistic and economic success. The Studio A program is structured to operate as a social enterprise. Revenue derived from the program’s activities is invested back into the program to increase its artistic and social outcomes.
Thomas “Bagaay” Avery is a descendant of the Kamilaroi tribe of Northern New South Wales, Australia. Many of Thomas’s ancestors were born at the Bohena Creek Aboriginal Reserve, Narrabri. His designs feature the creatures of inland Australia including the kangaroo, wallaby, emu, platypus, gecko and goanna. His family is one of the stolen generation. His totem is the Eagle and his Aboriginal name is Bagaay, meaning river or creek.