Vincent Namatjira Becomes First-Ever Indigenous Australian to Win Archibald Prize

First awarded in 1921, Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture had not been won by an Indigenous Australian until this year. For the piece “Stand Strong for Who You Are,” beloved artist Vincent Namatjira painted himself alongside former AFL footballer, anti-racism advocate and 2014 Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes—who faced immense racism during his career, from fans and within the league. In the portrait notes, …

Google Removes Street View Images of Australia’s Uluru

In a move to prevent people from virtually climbing Uluru—a sacred, 600-million-year-old sandstone rock formation in Australia’s Northern Territory—Google removed images of the site from the internet. The Anangu people (the traditional owners of Uluru and its surrounding land) banned visitors from clambering the site a year ago, but many have defied the law and traversed the spiritually significant formation through “virtual walking tours” thanks …

Puma’s First-Ever Indigenous-Inspired Collection

Designed by artist Robert Young, the brand's "Dreamtime Borra Grounds" range

When labels team up with celebrities or high-fashion designers, their collaborations are bound to get plenty coverage. Puma has gone in a different direction with their latest release, and, while it might not get as much attention, it’s arguably more significant. Partnering with Melbourne-based indigenous artist Robert Young (a Gunnai, Gunditjmara Yorta Yorta and Waradgurie man who previously designed Puma’s 2018 Dreamtime guernseys for the …