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Celebrating Indigenous art at breakfast with Breville

Updated: Jun 20


Solicitor Director Terri Janke and Solicitor Laura Curtis did some exciting work starting back in 2018 and the products have now been released! Terri and Laura worked with global kitchen appliance brand Breville in the processes toward releasing their new and unique collection, the Aboriginal Culinary Journey™.


Breville partnered with Alison Page, a Wadi Wadi and Walbanga woman of the Yulin nation, who curated the collection of artwork painted and reproduced on appliances, painted by four Indigenous artists: Lucy Simpson, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Yukultji (Nolia) Napangati and Yalti Napangati.


Breville was able to create this stunning collection and do it whilst respecting Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) rights and promoting the work of the artists with the help of TJC. Terri and Laura developed protocols for Breville in producing the Aboriginal Art Series. Laura and Terri also developed the commission and licence agreements for use with the artists, ensuring that IP and ICIP was respected and that the artists were equitably remunerated for use of their art, knowledge and stories.


The legal framework produced by TJC benefited the artists because it controlled the use of their artwork, knowledge and stories, whilst protecting their commercial rights too. Each artist owns the copyright for their work, exclusively licenced to Breville, and receives royalties for each product produced.


The high profile matter sets a precedent for large companies who want to engage Indigenous culture in their work. It contributes to expectations and standards in this sector around commercial collaborations between non-Indigenous businesses and Indigenous artists, designers and consultants.


Learn more about the Aboriginal Culinary Journey™ and see the range of appliances at https://www.breville.com/au/en/aboriginal-culinary-journey/home.html#warlimpirrnga-tjapaltjarri


Both images sourced from Breville

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