Animals of the Dreaming

< Back

About This Project

Our echidna art toy is a celebration of Australian Aboriginal ancestral wisdom. We teamed with Naomi Taplin, Sydney based porcelain artist and with toolmaker Somchai Chaoren, to create these new handmade porcelain art toys.

The animals that live in Australia are at the center of Aboriginal art and are regarded as the main subjects of the Dreamtime myths and legends. Aboriginal folklore has lent itself to manufacturing myths and legends accounting for the origin of all the animals and for their appearance and behavior. These are filled with imagination, ingenuity and humour and have been told and retold for hundreds of years.

The project aims to invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers to tell their stories and share their experiences about their human and spiritual connections to their land, by using Eggpicnic’s handcrafted porcelain echidnas as a canvas. With its first artists confirmed, during the next few months the duo will reveal this collaboration.

Photos by Dear Henri

Available in our shop