Kirsten Atkinson

Mullaway, New South Wales

Designer, Aboriginal arts advocate

Kirsten is a proud Bangerang woman from central Victoria with a passion for creating children’s clothing using fabrics featuring Aboriginal artwork. Each piece produced by her label, Yingarna Designs, is accompanied by a label explaining the artwork’s meaning. Kirsten’s dream is to see her designs embraced by people from all cultures while showcasing the talents of traditional artists in Victoria and the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, where she now lives with her family: “I am a strong believer in reconciliation. Something as simple as people dressing their children in products promoting Aboriginal culture shows they support Aboriginal Australia.”