Ernabella Arts Hannah Kothe reported on the project’s progress along the way:
We have begun production on the tiles. We have made more than a hundred so far but they are yet to be fired. There will be fired later this week and should be finished by the weekend. They are looking great so far! We are really pleased with how it’s going. More clay arrives this Wednesday and production will really ramp up then.
We have about ten artists (all women under 40) working on them so far. We have taken some images and will continue as we keep going and we might also make a fun time-lapse video of all the women lined up working on them.
It is a really lovely project having the women working together, some new young artists are getting involved. Marceena (the artist behind the main tjanpi design) is really proud. She is only about 19! Her mother and grandfather are also artists here.
Guests at Longitude 131° can see the organic-style tiles at any time of day when fixing a cool drink or snack in the Dune House Bar.