02 Jul Bared Footwear x Christinaray Weetra x Children’s Ground
Weetra Dot: Bared Footwear X Christinaray Weetra X Children’s Ground
A contemporary take on traditional Indigenous painting, this bold-coloured artwork features a fusion of warm and cool tones. The artist describes her piece as inspired by community: “I believe we are all connected, in people, land and sea, no matter how different we are. Each dot is unique and represents every one of us coming together.”
Once sold, Bared will match the final price and donate all proceeds to Children’s Ground, an organisation dedicated to empowering First Nations children and families.
“Our goal is that all our children and families have the same opportunities that every other child or person their age in Australia has. That they’re educated, well-grounded, and they feel like they belong and are connected to their country,” says Angee Ross of Children’s Ground.
The artwork features on Bared’s Noddy Weetra Dot sneaker, an iconic high-top style showcasing the artist’s bold-coloured artwork, offset by white leather panelling and soft pastel features. For every sneaker sold, $50 will be donated to Children’s Ground.
Join us on our journey to empower our First Nations peoples. Help us support this incredible cause, and donate what you can – every little bit counts.
Christinaray Nadya Weetra is an Indigenous contemporary artist of the Warumungu and Arrernte tribes. Growing up in an unstable environment, Ms Weetra has faced her own difficulties as an Aboriginal woman. The self-taught artist found her feet through painting, inspiring her to connect with her culture and change her path. Determined to help children who face similar disadvantages, Christinaray is dedicated to giving back to those in need.
Read more about Chrissy’s amazing story here.
About Children’s Ground:
An organisation dedicated to creating an empowered future for the next generation of Aboriginal children, the Children’s Ground 25-year approach builds on the social, cultural and economic capital of each community they work in. In areas surrounding Alice Springs, Darwin and West Arnhem Land, the organisation is guided by local Elders to create places of safety and inclusion, when taught first in their own languages, children learn better, and are more self-confident.
For more information on Children’s Ground, visit here.
About Bared Footwear:
Melbourne-based footwear label, Bared Footwear is dedicated to designing shoes with a difference. Boasting an extensive men’s and women’s range with each shoe featuring a unique biomechanical footbed, Bared ensures sneaker comfort in every style. Offering a customer service experience beyond expectations. The brand is devoted to giving back to those less fortunate, reducing their global footprint, and changing mindsets.
For more information on Bared Footwear, visit here.