A5 Aus Made Recycled Leather Journal, Yarrin – Lucy Simpson Collaboration
Yarrin (water current)
This journal was created in collaboration with Indigenous artist Lucy Simpson. The design was used for a mural outside the Corban & Blair building with the help of mural painter Meg Minkley and the Inner West Council. The YARRIN mural was commissioned through the Perfect Match program by the Inner West Council, recognizing the importance of preserving and celebrating the unique stories embedded in the city’s landscapes. It also aims to honour the many places from which these stories have originated.
This artwork incorporates local narratives of water, time, memory, and sites of convergence, and draws inspiration from the story of Long Cove Creek in Gadigal (known today as Hawthorne Canal) to pay homage to the local ecology and our many forgotten waterways. Through this work Lucy has combined the lines and colours of place – both of her own Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay ngurrambaa (homelands) and that which flows underfoot in Gadigal — creating a unique story that weaves its way across plains, from deep underground, around mountain ranges, through stone and across city landscapes, bringing a message of energy, connection and life to eyes, lives and minds.
Made from quality recycled leather, the A5 Australian made journal features a curved inner pocket with two slits for business cards, refillable A5 notepad, a pen loop and elastic closure. The recycled leather is made from combining 60% genuine leather fibres from the European shoe and handbag industry, 20% natural latex, 10% natural fat, 10% misc/raw material with tanning agents and water.
The refillable pad is made from 100% recycled paper made in Australia.
Material: Recycled leather, A5 plain wire-bound recycled paper pad – 70 pages of 80gsm paper
Made in Australia