Aboriginal Mug Lulu Trancollino


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This Australian Mug with beautiful design by Lulu Trancollino makes a fantastic, authentic Aboriginal designed gift from Australia.

It comes in its own box featuring more about the artist and work.

They’ll love it!

  • – Fine Bone China Mug
  • – Dishwasher Safe
  • – Microwave Safe
  • – Mug Height – 12.5cm

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About the Artist – Lulu Trancollino

Lulu was born in Bedford Downs Station near Halls Creek, Western Australia, sometime in the 1930s.

She grew up at the station and didn’t attend school.  Lulu and her family would go hunting every day to gather food.  When Lulu became a teenager, she would do odd jobs for the station managers. She worked in the kitchen; did some gardening; and cleaned houses.

Lulu had her first son at Halls Creek Hospital, then two more sons at Bedford Downs Station; and a daughter.

They grew up and went to school at Springvale Station, eventually going to high school in Geraldton, Western Australia.

She met her second husband at Bedford Downs Station, the late Mr Trancollino.

They moved to Moola Bulla Station and lived there for eight years; then moved to Halls Creek.

Lulu bore another two daughters and a son in Halls Creek.  When her children were at school, Lulu was influential in setting up the Kimberley Language Resource Centre, where she was involved in language projects and published Kidja language books.

She also helped setup the Halls Creek women’s shelter.

Lulu started painting with Mrs Peggy Chadwick at the Halls Creek TAFE in 2007.

She participated in paintings for the town walk with the Halls Creek TAFE.  Lulu now paints for the Yarliyil Arts Centre which has re-established in July 2010 and has been involved in several ochre workshops with the Red Rock Art Gallery; as well as a printmaking workshop with Basil Hall.

She paints proudly about her country and the stories of when she was younh.

About the Yarliyil Arts Centre

Yaryilil Arts Centre, Halls Creek, is located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Yarliyil Artists work across a range of styles and mediums, representing the rich culture of the land, its history, and its people.

The main language groups of Yarliyil Artists are Jaru, Kidja, Walmajarri, and Gooniyandi.

Additional information

Weight .350 kg
Dimensions 18 × 10 × 10 cm

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