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Support the Children’s Ground organization with two unique playable Fender art pieces
For the second year in a row, Dan Sultan has combined the artistic talents of Aboriginal artists Kiya Watt and Kirli Saunders to create two unique playable Fender works of art that will be auctioned for Children’s Ground during NAIDOC week.
What do you want to know:
- For the second year in a row, Dan Sultan has combined the artistic talents of Aboriginal artists Kiya Watt and Kirli Saunders to create two unique playable Fender works of art.
- The coins are currently auctioned for Children’s Ground during NAIDOC week.
- In 2021, Fender guitar art pieces created by Aboriginal artists Otis Carey and Niah McLeod raised $20,000.
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Proceeds from the 2022 auction for two unique works of art on Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster & Jazzmaster guitars will support the development of the Arrernte music program at the Children’s Ground in Mpartnwe/Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
In 2021, Fender guitar art pieces created by Indigenous artists Otis Carey and Niah McLeod raised $20,000, all of which was donated to the music program.
This year Kirli Saunders was put in charge of the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster which is titled ‘To chase‘. In the room are feathers woven together, drying Coolamons, and the threatened Glossy. He speaks of a future that his family shapes and carries together, which cares about the country and the community.
Kiya Watt’s Acoustasonic Stratocaster is titled Ngalak Yira Yarkiny Kidji Mooditj Booda Kaartdijin (We Stand Up Tall and Proud/Good By Learning Our Culture). This coin signifies Kiya’s cultural connections with Wardarn (ocean), Boodjah (heart/home/country), Wirrin (spirit) and Kaartidjin (learned knowledge).
As an organization, Children’s Ground believes that every First Nations child born today should live a life full of opportunity, entering adulthood strong in their identity and culture, connected to their local and global world. and economically independent.
They work with First Nations communities over a 25-year period to bring about lasting change that is built on empowerment.
The auction is now live and will end at noon on Sunday, July 24.
Bid on guitars via Airline auctioneer to support Children’s Ground and its NT music program.