Confluence features two significant collections by Nicole Monks, as well as the work of Elcho Island Weavers in collaboration with the Sydney-based design firm, Koskela.

Nicole Monks draws on her diverse heritage – she is a Yamatji Wajarri woman who also has English and Dutch ancestry – to create a furniture range that merges Indigenous philosophies of sustainability, innovation and collaboration with contemporary art and design principles. The collaboration between Yolngu weavers of Elcho Island Art and Koskela sees cultural techniques and materials traditionally used for ceremonies and carrying food reinterpreted into items such as lampshades and tables.


Nicole Monks; Yolŋu weavers of Elcho Island Arts: Verity Burarrwanga, Margaret Dhorrpuy, Sharon Djalambarr, Mavis Warrngilna Ganambarr, Ruth Lulwarriwuy, Judy Manany, Beth Djarrupi Wunungmurra, Megan Yunupingu; Koskela: Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchosky

Confluence: Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Design is presented in partnership with JamFactory