About Us

Jina-Jina means ‘to dress’ in Yindjibarndi language

Our clothing takes the stunning works of the award winning Yinjaa-Barni artist and brings them to life in wearable art. Our artists designs take you from the depths of the Dampier Archipelago to the heights of the seabirds that soar over the Pilbara region. Each garment is crafted with 100% linen making them both breathable and durable so you can enjoy our designs for many years to come.

Our Story

Moving forward in different mediums.

Jina-Jina is an extension of the rich cultural heritage of the Yinjaa-Barni Artists evidenced in the artworks. Yinjaa-barni is Yinjibarni for ‘staying together’. 

The art centre is a collective of Aboriginal artists who predominantly belong to the Yinjibarndi language group and whose ancestral homelands surround the Fortescue River and Millstream Tablelands. The prints are derived from deeply personal works of collective memory of the natural landscape, river systems and landforms of the Pilbara region in West Australia. 

The art centre has a core group of women that support each other in strength and solidarity, thriving creatively as a collective. Jina-Jina was born from this holistic way of working; driving artistic innovation and cross generational collaboration. 

Melissa Sandy

“As an artist of Yinjaa-Barni Art was thrilled to learn that our artwork would be printed onto fabric and made into clothing. 

To branch out into different to something that was different from just our paintings was is very exciting for us all. With this branching out its going to help keep us sustainable as we are going into times of hardship. We are looking forward to it going online.”

Nina Smith

“I am very proud to have my artwork displayed on fabric. I am grateful that I can come and paint my bush tucker and talk about what we used to eat when we were growing up in the bush. And I am very proud to support Yinjaa-Barni Art Centre this is a design of bush potatoes.”

Working Together Across Generations

A peaceful space where artists paint together, Yinjaa-Barni is home to cross-generational talent. Yindjibarndi elders and senior artists were part of the inception of the region’s Aboriginal art movement and embody important cultural knowledge in their artwork.