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Cungelella Art & Infamous Swim have come together to create a range of swimwear inspired by the rugged regions surrounding the artists Kalkadoon home, the celebration of woman and sisterhood, and the family at heart of the Kalkatungu Tribe & Kalkadoon People.
With a shared love of inspiring creativity and love of oneself, the Cungelella Sisters and Infamous team hope you enjoy this stunning latest collection.
Cungelella Art are proud Kalkadoon women, collective commissioned artists, mothers, partners, sisters & business owners bringing to life the colours, textures & history of their Kalkatungu homeland through contemporary indigenous art.
From a young age the sisters were surrounded by artists and creatives; from their grandparents to their uncles and aunties who enjoyed teaching them about carvings and paintings on different artifacts and traditional art of the region. They’ve taken this traditional knowledge to create a unique modern take on contemporary aboriginal art that reflects the rugged ranges and native fauna and flora that surrounds their Kalkadoon home. They take inspiration from the ancient rock faces, red dirt and spinifex covered hills of the country and colours of the sky painted a peachy orange at sunset and beautiful old rustic gum trees that flourish in this harsh country are reflected through their works.
'Kuu Karlaa' Spring of Water is very important to our dry landscape. It sustains life, humans, animals, tree & bush foods. It gives us pleasure to look at it, swim in it & cleanse our bodies inside and out. The earth was created for us & we were created for the earth, we have to look after it, without water and we have nothing.- Douglas Bruce, 𝙆𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙪 𝙏𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙚, Kalkadoon People
$5 from every sale of Cungelella Art Swimwear will go to 3 Sons Fitness not for profit arm. John, the owner of 3 Sons Fitness connects indigenous youth with a range of employment opportunities.
John volunteers to help indigenous youth who want to make a career out of being a professional sportsperson. 3 Sons Fitness is currently running a free Blackhawks Academy, with the support of the Mendi Blackhawks in Townsville, for kids to have access to training otherwise unavailable to them, showing them a way out through sport.
Read more about the work that 3 Sons Fitness do here.
Infamous Swim would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of land of the Cungelella Sisters, Kalkatungu elders, past, present and future. We pay our respects to elders past and presents and to our emerging leaders.
Infamous Swim would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we work from, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung elders, past, present and future. We pay our respects to elders past and presents and to our emerging leaders