Caritas congratulates Indigenous Art Award recipients

Caritas Australia has paid tribute to the women of the Tjanpi Aboriginal Baskets, whose work has been acknowledged after winning the 2005 Telstra Indigenous Art Award for their grass woven Toyota Landcruiser.

The Catholic aid and development organisation is currently supporting the development of Tjanpi's work by providing funding for the work of the weavers in remote communities, including the development of a bush style workshop in Alice Springs and facilitating a professional development program to ensure that these basket weaving skills can be passed on to other women in these communities.

"Tjanpi is an exciting, culturally appropriate enterprise that is committed to ensuring that control remains with the women, and that it remains not-for-profit and is an organisation which is working hard to ensure that over the next few years it can become sustainable," said Jack de Groot, CEO of Caritas Australia.

Caritas Australia currently supports education, health and community development projects throughout Australia, and invites donations on its freecall number 1800 024 413.

Caritas congratulates Indigenous Art Award recipients (Caritas Australia 16/8/05)

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