World Vision Event

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The Blue Illusion team pays our respects and honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the stories, songlines, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and celebrate their continuing connection to the lands, waters, and skies.

Blue Illusion has worked with World Vision Australia, a Christian organisation that works with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice, since 1998.

We are thrilled to announce our new World Vision collaboration, a premium silk scarf which features Indigenous Australian artist Shanai Kellett’s exclusive artwork ‘Coral Coast Moonlight’.

7% of all sales of this premium scarf will help First Nations communities in need through World Vision’s programs.

SHOP SHANAI KELLETT SCARF

By shopping at our annual Styling Events, Blue Illusion customers have helped contribute over 1 million dollars to World Vision.

Join us on 26th May 2022, for instore styling events in support of their work with Australian First Nation Communities.

Register for a free Styling Event

* If you can’t make our event, you can still support the cause by making any purchase online or instore on 26th May 2022.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

SHANAI KELLETT is a proud Yorta Yorta/Juru decedent living on Boon Wurrung Country. Kellett grew up in an artistic family, learning about traditional Indigenous art processes through her mother. Kellett draws on the symbols of her country, her Grandparents country, with her strongest influence being the vast beauty of nature and her connection to it. Through her work Kellett hopes to create a dialogue in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous people can continue to reconcile.

CORAL COAST MOONLIGHT BY SHANAI KELLETT

CORAL COAST MOONLIGHT is the artwork that features on our World Vision Scarf. A beautiful exploration of the moonlit magic of Boon Wurrung country, Indigenous Australian artist Shanai Kellett has woven a story of the landscape through her artistry in earthy tones with bold strokes of pink and blue.

Combining traditional dot work with unique colour, she communicates the rich natural terrain, the tide ripples at dusk, the shells and rocks illuminated by the light of the moon, and the dunes and natural surrounds which connect us all. Using symbols of the community, her family and people, pathways, water, coral, and sponges, Kellett describes the splendour of the sunset over the bay. We spent a morning with Shanai as she shared her story about how she became an artist. Watch the video below.

Samantha Harris & World Vision

We are thrilled that this very special collaboration was modelled by Indigenous Australian top model, Samantha Harris, who is also World Vision’s first female Indigenous Australian Goodwill Ambassador. Passionate about empowering Indigenous Australians, Samantha sat down with us to talk about how she became involved with World Vision. Watch the interview below.