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Contemporary Aboriginal Artists

Bayadherra acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live.

We pay our respect to Elders past and present and recognise their continuous cultural connection to Country and community.

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Art + Design

Bayadherra specialises in culturally bespoke Aboriginal art and design offering:

 

  • Authentic hand-painted canvas artwork,

  • Custom commission paintings,

  • Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) artwork,

  • Digital artwork and design,

  • Digital graphics and cultural illustrations,

  • Email signatures.

 

Luke and Siena's unique creations reflect Country, culture and community by combining contemporary colours with traditional visual language. Canvas artwork is hand-painted and range in size from:

Small - A4, A3, A2

Medium - 70cm x 50cm

Large - 120cm x 70cm

Extra large - 120cm x 120cm

 

Commission artwork is available to suit your size and colour preferences. Stay updated via our Instagram @bayadherra_art or yarn with us about commission pieces for your home or office space below.

Our Commission Process

Bayadherra uses a consultative approach to gain a thorough in-depth understanding of client needs and expectations to create custom artwork designed for you and your story.

  • Please submit your enquiry via our online form

  • Establishment of Client Creative Brief and preferences

  • 50% deposit payment to confirm commission order

  • Client consultation

  • Artwork Concept Package provided to client: story concepts, colour swatches, artwork sketch / mock-up

  • Commencement of artwork 

  • Artwork and cultural story complete and available to view

  • 50% final payment

  • Artwork available for pick up or delivery

 

Depending on your design and framing preferences, please allow 4-10 weeks for your commission to be completed

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Our Story

Bayadherra is founded by proud Aboriginal Yorta Yorta brother and sister Luke and Siena Tieri. As descendants of the James Family, their cultural origins are embedded in Yorta Yorta Nation; Shepparton Victoria. Luke and Siena's grandfather Glenn James OAM is a respected Elder within community and is recognised as the first Indigenous man to umpire Australian rules football in the AFL.

 

As young emerging artists with an Aboriginal business, their purpose is to advance reconciliation and promote cultural awareness, education and understanding by reflecting their traditional storylines and Indigenous heritage in contemporary art pieces designed for your home or office space. 'Bayadherra' in Yorta Yorta language means 'turtle', the spiritual animal totem of the Yorta Yorta clan: a name reflective of Luke and Siena's Aboriginal identity and connection to community and Country.

Community, authenticity and respect is at the heart of Bayadherra; Luke and Siena pride themselves on their collaborative attitude and unique ability to provide culturally meaningful art and design services to support clients and community. 

 

Bayadherra is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated and endorses ethical creative practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

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Featured Artworks

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Hudson Institute of Medical Research

'Ya-yanha Daborra' - To go along a pathway

100cm x 150cm - COMMISSION

'Ya-yanha Daborra' was a unique creation to reflect Hudson Institute of Medical Research and to coincide with the beginning of their reconciliation journey. This artwork represents the engagement and partnership between the Institute, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and industry colleagues. This engagement promotes and drives research processes and cultural understanding and fosters the development of community relationships into the future. 

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Current artwork for sale can be found below, please contact us to purchase 

Artwork is hand-painted on 490gsm cotton canvas

Handmade story card accompanies all artwork

Artwork framing options available

Secure postage with tracking via Australia Post

Stretch framed artworks are pick up from Melbourne metro.

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More artwork coming soon!

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Recent News

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Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Inductee

Another deadly achievement for our grandfather Glenn James OAM, inducted into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll in recognition of his immense contribution to community and young mob through sport, education and advocacy. An inspirational story for us to create positive community change.

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TTF launch Reflect RAP 2023 - 2025

Bayadherra has partnered with TTF to support the launch of their Reconciliation journey. The bespoke digital artwork is featured on TTF's Reflect RAP and is reflective of community engagement across the traditional lands of Country. 

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Carlton IN Business

Bayadherra recently attended the Carlton IN Business Major Luncheon 2024, providing a unique opportunity to network and hear from keynote speakers Leisel Jones OAM and David Carbon, Vice President of Amazon Prime Air.  

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Yarn

If you would like to yarn about our art and design services, please complete our form.

We are located in Naarm - Melbourne VIC

yarn@bayadherra.com.au

Galnya! (thank you)

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