This colourful metal dog ornament has been hand painted on both sides in the Northern Territory at the Aboriginal Warlukulangu Artist Centre.
The one of a kind metal dogs are a great Australian initiative and they make a very unique Australian gift. It is approximately 15cm long and high.
The metal ornament has been cut in the local Alice Springs prison and then painted on both sides by Aboriginal artists at the Warlukulangu Artist Centre.Each shape is based on a real dog that has been supported by the Aussie Desert Dogs Program. This is a dog and animal program in Yuendumu dedicated to improving the condition of animals in the community.
Established in 1985 the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia.
A wonderful thank you gift for corporate events or a special something for your Dad for Father's Day and Christmas.
Each dog comes with a tag with details of the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation and the Desert Dogs Program. Sale of the dogs directly benefits these organisations.
As this is a unique one of a kind item the artwork and textures of the ornament also have their individual characteristics and the photo imagery will not always pick up on these. Just like a desert dog it has it's own unique characteristics that make it special.