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Own a piece of authentic Aboriginal design with AdoreMat

Be greeted by vibrant contemporary Aboriginal design every time you arrive at your home or business.

The National Aboriginal Design Agency is delighted to reveal the fruits of its collaboration with AdoreMat: a range of designer doormats which feature our artists’ stunning designs.
The four high-quality mats in the range include the work of:

  • Gumbaynggirr artist and graphic designer Brentyn Lugnan
  • Artist Bibi Barba from the Durumal (North Queensland), Birri-Gubba (Central Queensland) and Dangadi tribes (East Coast NSW)
  • Bundjalung and Gubbi Gubbi artist Shelley Monkland

To create them, we linked up with AdoreMat founder Rachael McLaren, who for nearly a decade has helped businesses and art lovers across the Mid North Coast and beyond “make an entrance” with her personalised designer doormats.

The range’s colourways were specially chosen by NADA but the choice is yours – any mat can be re-created in any colour you wish.

What’s more, you’ll end up with much more than a beautiful mat to greet you each time you walk in the door. Royalties raised from each mat sale offer real benefits to the artists in the form of an ongoing income stream; and to Aboriginal communities on the Mid North Coast of NSW ( Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Biripi and Worimi) with profits going back to NADA’s sister organisation Saltwater Freshwater to run important cultural community projects.

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Discover the story behind each design:

Family Spirit by Brentyn Lugnan

This design features striking interlinked life forms and, according to the artist, depicts how “we are all connected, family extends across distance”.

Gathering of Berries by Bibi Barba

The circle in the centre represents gathering of knowledge with Tribes coming together. The small circles represent the berries that are offered to the gathering in return for knowledge. Knowledge is the key for survival. The berries are foods that help to sustain life.

Collecting Pippis by Bibi Barba

“This depicts the gathering of pipis for women’s business,” says Bibi. “Pipis are used to clean the digestive system for birthing place. They are a great source of vitamin and zinc for Aboriginal women.”

Each mat is backed with lightweight nitrile rubber and features twist nylon – a speciality textile that enables dust and dirt to be drawn to the base, helping your mat look great for longer.

Flannel Flowers by Shelley Monkland

“I have a strong passion for all Australian native flora and fauna,” says Shelley. “The Flannel flower is my signature design – it is a wildflower growing predominantly in NSW.”

“NADA is pleased to offer an exciting new product that features Aboriginal design for homes and businesses. NADA being able to partner with another innovative business is exciting for our artists and showcases their artistic talents in a modern contemporary form,”

says Chris Spencer, general manager of Saltwater Freshwater.

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