Colleen Tighe Johnson

22 May- 25 July 2021

Image: Honey Ant Collection created by Colleen Tighe (detail).

These two vibrant pieces on exhibition from the unique Honey Ant Collection were created by Colleen Tighe Johnson, a proud Gomeroi woman.

As a Gomeroi fashion designer, Colleen uses her talents to harness the spirit of her ancestors and revive Gomeroi Dreaming Stories through each design. Her label, Buluuy Mirrii (Black Star in her Gamilaraay language) has been featured on international runways around the world.

The label celebrates a range of Aboriginal talents.  Commissioned Gomeroi artworks are transformed into fabric patterns by a Gomeroi graphic designer, printed on luxury fabrics and sewn into one-off garments. Buluuy Mirrii promotes and revives important aspects of Gomeroi culture in each runway show, allowing the international fashion audience to learn some of Gomeroi cultural richness through specially recorded soundtracks and voice overs which tell the stories behind each garments.

Don't miss this opportunity to see pieces from the Honey Ant Collection in Tamworth Regional Gallery's Foyer space.


Tamworth Regional Gallery

466 Peel Street Tamworth

22 May - 25 July 2021