Aboriginal Artist and Traditional Bush Medicine Healer
June Djiagween (Moonie) is a Yawuru, Bardi Jawi and Ngarluma Roebourne region
Who lives in Broome, June has established herself as an artist, winning
The Cossack Art Award in 1995, '96 and '97.
June Djiagween's works traditional Aboriginal painting designs telling the sacred dreamtime and
customary activities of the Yaruwu and
Bardi Jawi people of Broome and the Dampier Peninsula.
There are currently only a few artists from saltwater Country producing high quality Yawuru and Bardi
Jawi paintings; Her works are produced on canvas
DESCRIPTION OF DISIPLINE
June Djiagween (Moonie) produces traditional Aboriginal painting designs telling the sacred
Stories of the saltwater people from Bardi Jawi and Yawuru country in the Kimberley.
and she also screen-prints by hand her designs
On to a range of merchandise including cotton carry bags, designing art pieces to transfers on to
merchandise such stubby holders, and t-shirts teal towels.
June produces authentic traditional art on canvas but describes it as
Having a 'contemporary twist!' Her art captures cultural aspects of Country
Featuring earth, ocean and fire, and six-seasons connections to hunting,
Local bushfoods such as gubinge and marood, and turtles, fish and
June wishes to increase the profile and prospects of local saltwater artists through
Creating a high profile for her art in both Broome and around the world.
June's objective is to raise the profile of all saltwater artists and history of
the region, particularly Yawuru and Bardi Jawi people and their Culture.
She is the only local Aboriginal artist who has opened her own
studio/gallery space in the commercial district (Chinatown) of Broome
Targeting the tourist market.
This is a major innovative step forward to
Make a full time living from her art, is
For engagement and bridging the gap between tourists and Yawuru/Bardi
She also has plans to captivate wider audiences into